• Alejándro

    Alejándro is a typical 12 year old Cuban boy. The infinite energy of youth propels him into the nearest hard scrabble game of stickball where his team often prevails. When the...

  • Behind the curtain – an inner look at the 2024 Havana Leones draft

    Welcome to an informal look at the scenes behind the Havana Leones 2024 draft warroom. Going into the draft, based upon OOTP’s evaluation of overall team strength , here’s how the...

  • Inka dinka don’t

    Jimmy Durante was funny. Larry Schultz wasn’t. That’s why ‘Schnozzola’ is a legend and ’Schnozz’ is a Trendsetter. After posting posted his best numbers ever as a PEBA pitcher the former...

  • The glass is half full

    The club put forth an impressive spring effort, posting the top record in the division. While it may be cause for some hope, the regular season is a different beast. The...

  • It never snows in Havana

    It never snows in Havana. The 2022 PEBA Winter meetings have come and gone with nothing left under Havana’s tree. Rumor was the club tried to piece together a number of...

  • Havana lands Durango

    It’s the biggest crap shoot in the Cuban capitol since the Mafia days of Meyer Lansky. The Havana Leones announced today that they signed 30 year old SP Jose Durango to...

  • You Ain’t Gotta Go Home, But You Gotta Get The Heck Outta Here

    1 Jan, 2021 Ernesto de la Torriente, La Bola Rápida Starkly white against the royal Cuban sky, the ball arced high and fell back to terra firma well beyond the freshly...

  • Left out in left field

    June 8 , 2020 Ernesto de la Torriente, La Bola Rápida On the face of it had to be a blunder. Why else would a team with only $4.5 million blow...

  • Dead on arrival?

    Dec 23 2019 Ernesto de la Torriente, La Bola Rápida The first pitch hasn’t even been thrown and already the future of PEBA baseball in Cuba is in jeopardy. Baseball aficionados...

  • Havana, via Kyoto

    Dec 8, 2019 Ernesto de la Torriente, La Bola Rápida   “Cuban?” “Absolutely!”, the gifted cigar hung in the air ever so briefly before the smoky envelope of cocoa and aged...