Cuba goes for (final) gold
BEIJING (AP) — In one game-breaking inning against the Americans, Cuba demonstrated exactly why it has been so dominant on the world baseball stage for decades.
The U.S. team will find no gold in Beijing. And the Cubans are back in the very place the know so well — playing for an Olympic title.
“Playing for bronze isn’t what we came here for, but it’s what we’re doing now,” said American reliever Jeff Stevens, on the mound as Cuba started the eighth-inning onslaught. “We want to bring home a medal. We don’t want to leave here empty-handed. Japan’s thinking the same thing.”
What’s left for Team USA: