Saturday, March 11, 2006

Free speech protected? That can't be right...

Anti-Castro Sign at Ballgame Causes Stir: "While Cuba played the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, a spectator in the stands raised a sign saying: 'Down with Fidel,' sparking an international incident that escalated Friday with the velocity of a major league fastball.

The image of the man holding the sign behind home plate was beamed live Thursday night to millions of TV viewers; including those in Cuba. The top Cuban official at the game at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan rushed to confront the man.

Puerto Rican police quickly intervened and took the Cuban official _ Angel Iglesias, vice president of Cuba's National Institute of Sports to a nearby police station where they lectured him about free speech.

'We explained to him that here the constitutional right to free expression exists and that it is not a crime,' police Col. Adalberto Mercado was quoted as saying in El Nuevo Dia, a San Juan daily."

This cracked me up! Castro's commie officialls are so upset because 1 man, just 1 man in a sea of tens of thousands, exersised his free speach at a baseball game! Amazing what one candle can accomplish!
In other news, the cuba baseball team THRASHED the dutch badly, 11-2


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That is amazing.

TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

Why didn't I think of that?
We could use this tactic for other political purposes too.

Palm boy said...

Baseball signs? There was a group in america a few years ago that had that sign "John 3:16" at all the football games in the endzone seats. Worked, I guess.