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    Fidel Castro dead?

    Rumor circulating around the trading floor right now (2:10 PM EST)
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Nothing on the news about it.
    Pessimists are well informed optimists

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    http://www.uncoveror.com/castro.htm

    Duh....he's been dead since '81.
    For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Actually, I think Krivsky just traded Kearns for him.
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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    Actually, I think Krivsky just traded Kearns for him.
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    Wrong Castro.

    You Dolt.


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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
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    Wrong Castro.

    You Dolt.


    Yeah - Fidel can hit!
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Everyone knows Fidel has been dead since the mid-1960s - a robot has long ago taken his place.
    No. Wait. That was Paul McCartney.

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Beni,
    What's the effect of the rumor on trading?
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit
    Everyone knows Fidel has been dead since the mid-1960s - a robot has long ago taken his place.
    No. Wait. That was Paul McCartney.

    Fidel was the walrus.

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    http://www.uncoveror.com/castro.htm

    Duh....he's been dead since '81.
    Either him or Francisco Franco. With with SNL News on that one.

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    Actually, I think Krivsky just traded Kearns for him.
    Wasn't he a pitcher back in the day?


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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    Wasn't he a pitcher back in the day?

    In the Reds' system nonetheless - ironically enough.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    In the Reds' system nonetheless - ironically enough.
    Actually, that is incorrect:

    Yale professor Roberto González Echevarría noted in his history of Cuban baseball:

    I have written a book that I hope will correct some of the views Americans and others have of Cuban baseball. To me, the most vexing example of how lightly and condescendingly the history of Latin baseball is dealt with in the United States involves a story about Fidel Castro that I would like to set straight here once and for all. Every time I mentioned that I was writing a book about Cuban baseball, the first thing Americans said had to do with Fidel's (which is how we Cubans call him, never "Castro") alleged prowess in the sport, and the irony that, had he been signed by the Senators or the Giants, there would have been no Cuban Revolution. The whole thing is a fabrication by an American journalist whose name is now lost, and it is never told in Cuba because everyone would know it to be false. Let it be known here that Fidel Castro was never scouted by any major-league team, and is not known to have enjoyed the kind of success in baseball that could have brought a scout's attention to him. In a country where sports coverage was broad and thorough, in a city such as Havana with a half-dozen major newspapers (plus dozens of minor ones) and with organized leagues at all levels, there is no record that Fidel Castro ever played, much less starred, on any team. No one has produced even one team picture with Fidel Castro in it. I have found the box score of an intramural game played between the Law and the Business Schools at the University of Havana where a certain F. Castro pitched and lost, 5-4, in late November 1946; this is likely to be the only published box score in which the future dictator appears (El Mundo, November 28, 1946). Cubans know that Fidel Castro was no ballplayer, though he dressed himself in the uniform of a spurious, tongue-in-cheek team called Barbudos (Bearded Ones) after he came to power in 1959 and played a few exhibition games. There was no doubt then about his making any team in Cuba. Given a whole country to toy with, Fidel Castro realized the dream of most middle-aged Cuban men by pulling on a uniform and "playing" a few innings.
    He was also supposedly a Senator and a Yankee as well as a Red. Never happened.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny-Distefano
    Fidel was the walrus.

    Coo-Coo-Cacho
    Let's make some noise!

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    Re: Fidel Castro dead?

    Since he is a professed communist, the "Reds" certainly should have been Fidel Castro's team.
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