By Jose Alejandro Rodriguez Zas
At the stroke of noon this Wednesday, February 16, social networks burst with unfortunate news for the Industriales team that is participating in the 61st edition of the National Baseball Series. It is related to one of the best players in the group and offensive leader of the capital in the current season.
This is the regular third baseman of the Blues, Andrés Hernández, who currently occupies the fourth batting position in the team, due to his excellent production with the bat at the start of the campaign, to the delight of manager Guillermo Carmona and the fans of the campus.
In fact, in a note posted on our website in the last few hoursthe player’s performance for the cause of Industriales this season was highlighted, to the point of being considered the “most comprehensive hitter so far in the contest” and the “new star of the squad with the most titles in the history of the National Series».
As published on the Facebook profile of “Por la Goma”, Andrés would have been sanctioned by the baseball authorities in the province of Havana to a total of five games without seeing action in Series 61, due to a more than absurd reason, proof that those who set rules and “laws” in Cuba they believe they own their people as if it were a raw material, without any rights over their decisions.
For a better understanding of the subject, we reproduce in full the statement issued in this regard by the aforementioned source:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
OFFICIAL NOTE OF THE PAGE BY THE GUM.
Through this WE ARE INFORMED all the followers of our page and fans of baseball in the capital that THE PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATE OF BASEBALL in the Capital decided to SANCTION and SUSPEND Athlete Andrés Hernández FOR 5 GAMES, Leader in RBIs and OPS of this National Series 61 , for the SIMPLE FACT OF HAVING SENT US A CONGRATULATIONS VIDEO by our 27,000 followers, alluding to the fact that it is TOTALLY prohibited for athletes and managers to have contact with alternative media for interviews, videos and photos.
SINCERELY this is a LACK OF RESPECT from anyone, with name and surname, because in that video the athlete only congratulates us and nothing else, it is a lack of respect for the fans of the capital and A LACK OF RESPECT FOR THIS PAGE THAT day by day the ONLY thing he does is support baseball. Honestly, this leaves a lot to be desired from a provincial leadership that works poorly, that does not like to admit its mistakes and that prefers to hide behind its power to silence things that may be poorly done.
If there is something we have done around here, it is to respect and not mix politics with sports, we have NEVER done the opposite, however today the first thing we do is ask THAT BOY FORGIVENESS, the only thing he did was make us a video of a few seconds to congratulate us .
I have many feelings now to express, but the first of all is SHAME for such an ABSURD measure and LACK OF EVERYTHING, who or those who promoted it cannot imagine the damage they do to baseball, because on this page the ONLY thing that has been done since the first day is to support baseball. Every day you yourselves destroy the empathy of those who want to support and do, because it is easier behind a bureau, to impose, and threaten than to arrive and build, it is easier to create terror in a team of young people than to arrive and support them and encourage them even when they are injured and have personal problems.
I will only tell you something BECAUSE THE RUBBER IS GOING TO CONTINUE ON ITS COURSE, without touching on issues that are not purely baseball and sports, you are not going to take us out of our good credit, BUT WHAT YOU DID TODAY, IS A LACK OF RESPECT FOR THE FANS ALREADY THE RICH HISTORY of Cuban baseball.
Andresito brother, I sincerely apologize to you, I never thought that COWARDSHIP WILL GO SO FAR.
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On this subject, there are plenty of comments, it seems something recurrent in Cuban baseball and that damages the image that may still remain of what was once the sport of all Cubans. SwingFull will continue to follow the development of this news.
And you, dear reader, what do you think about it?