The camera pans across battered cinder-block walls, a muddy infield, concrete stands shorn of awnings, and palm trees silhouetted against gray skies. On the soundtrack, an old-timer reminisces in Spanish about his days on a Cuban baseball team: "Nobody could beat us! Do you remember the game with the Yanquis?" Our perspective sweeps over the deserted field as he recalls a tough American pitcher striking out his teammates, then how they rallied in the eighth inning and, finally, how this veteran warrior vanquished the Yanqui hitters in the ninth, his voice now soaring: "I threw my best pitches and knocked them all out. Let them learn not to mess with us! We crossed the whole field waving the flag. . . . We were heroes!" Then his tone flattens. "But... More >>>