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The FEPCUBE Dream Team continues its training in Miami

The Cuban Professional Baseball Federation (FEPCUBE) announced this Monday that the Cuban independent baseball team will train all week at the Miami Dade College field.

“Keep the party going! We will be training all week, from Monday to Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Miami Dade College stadium. We are waiting for you!” he announced on the social network X.

Following the cancellation of the Barranquilla Intercontinental Series, the Cuba Dream Team announced an exhibition game next January 29 with the Houston ApollosThe US team was also invited to the tournament.

The Dream Team played its first exhibition game against Miami Dade College, which was a resounding success, at the Miami Dade College Demie Mainieri Stadium, filled with fans.

The Cuba Independiente team won the victory by winning 3–2 in a meeting where very emotional moments were experienced, such as that of former big leaguer Eddie Oropesa, 52, who left the field in tears after striking out two batters he faced.

The Houston Apollos are an independent team created in 2002 that plays in various independent leagues such as the Big States League, the Pecos League, and the American Association of Professional Baseball, the latter of which is an affiliate of the MLB.

The Intercontinental Baseball Series, scheduled to be held in the Colombian city of Barranquilla starting January 26 and where the FEPCUBE team will participate, was canceled after pressure from the Colombian government.

The government of Gustavo Petro, an ally of the Cuban regime, is against the presence of the FEPCUBE team in the Intercontinental Baseball Series.

The authorities of that country clarified in a statement that the use of Cuban national symbols by the FEPCUBE team “can be interpreted as a clear violation of the constitutional and sporting rights of the Republic of Cuba.”

After that, Edison Rentería, the organizer of the tournament, announced that FEPCUBE players would not use the Cuban anthem or Cuban flag. Added to this is that the group of Cuban baseball players, which was originally called “Patria y Vida,” also chose to change its name to the Dream Team.

However, despite such concessions, the event ended up being canceled.

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