Re: WBC Cuba question
I think the only thing holding these players back is familes. I dont think the guards have much to do with it. Now the guards may drop hints to them about what could happen to their families but that goes back to the familes is the only thing holding them to Cuba. The guards are not going to handcuff a man and throw him in the plane or whatever and make him go back. We would step in and not let them do that if it was the case. If a Cuban player decides to run into the stands at the end of the game and say, "Save me, Castro will hurt me since we lost" then we will protect him.
If the Cuban is on US soil and chooses to stay then by law I believe we will protect that person as a "refugee" if im not mistaking. But Castro can do whatever to his family back in Cuba.
As for the Gourriel...I really wish he would stay but who can blame him for not because of what Castro would do. But he is great. He would make big bucks over here. Im talking Miguel Cabrera good. And for anyone who has not watched the WBC they missed a great baseball player that we may never see play again and definatly not in the next 4 years.