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Members of the Tampa Bay Rays carry local Cuban children during opening ceremonies prior the start of an exhibition baseball game against the Cuban National team at the Estadio Latinoamericano, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro also attended the exhibition game. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Members of the Tampa Bay Rays carry local Cuban children during opening ceremonies prior the start of an exhibition baseball game against the Cuban National team at the Estadio Latinoamericano, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro also attended the exhibition game. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Bill Littlefield and The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo join us to talk about Major League Baseball's return to Cuba and President Obama's kind words for David Ortiz. And, checking in with the Red Sox at spring training.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

Nick Cafardo, reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @nickcafardo.

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The Boston Globe: Obama, Castro The Biggest Hits Of Historic Game

  • "The scene was a remarkable milestone for sports diplomacy as the two presidents try to set aside more than 50 years of Cold War hostility during which about the only thing the countries agreed on was a shared love of baseball."

The Boston Globe: Obama Praises Way Ortiz, Boston Responded To Terrorism In 2013

  • "President Obama cited Boston’s response to the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, and in particular David Ortiz’s famous speech at Fenway Park, as he explained why he chose to attend Tuesday’s baseball game in Havana following terrorist attacks in Belgium."

The Boston Globe: Spring Training Report: Red Sox Nearly No-Hit By Marlins

  • "Steven Wright allowed singles to four of the first five batters, as the Marlins took a 2-0 lead."

This segment aired on March 23, 2016.

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