VWOS Season One

The Real Story of Baseball in Cuba: VWOS

As Cuba and America embark on a seismic shift, Cuban ballplayers are caught in the middle: forced to wait on diplomacy or risk their lives for their chance at the Majors.
VICE Sports
world series

With Puig and Gurriel in the World Series, MLB's Cuban Conquest Is Complete

Yasiel Puig and Yulieski Gurriel are dominating this postseason, and a fitting symbol for a new baseball order.
Eric Nusbaum

When South Dakotan College Basketball Players Became Sports Ambassadors to Cuba

In 1977, basketball players from the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State made a rare trip to Havana to play the Cuban national team in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries.
Michael Light

Rey Ordóñez And The Outer Boundary Of Range

By one measure, Rey Ordóñez was a marginal player. By another, he was one of the great geniuses that baseball has ever seen. Both can be true, but which matters more?
David Roth
baseballs to the balls

Fan Gets Hit in Balls on Home Run Ball

A fan almost had a chance to catch a home run ball during Netherlands-Cuba in the WBC. He got hit in the dick instead.
Patrick Sauer
leonys martin

For Some Reason Mariners Get Leonys Martin a Mariachi Band for Birthday

Leonys Martin is Cuban, FYI.
Dave Brown

Jose Abreu Ate His Fake Passport On Way from Haiti to Miami

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu made the admission in testimony at the cuban baseball player smuggling case.
Mike Vorkunov

Cuba's Alfredo Despaigne Hits Glorious Championship Series Extra Innings Homer, Gloriously Admires It

Alfredo Despaigne is still watching the home run he hit in Cuba last night.
Joseph Swide

Remembering Jose Fernandez

He lived the best and worst of Cuba and the best and worst of America.
Eric Nusbaum

Meet One of Cuba's Female Skateboarding Pioneers

The skate scene in Cuba is only now starting to garner some attention, however thereis an unequal divide between the men and women in the sport.
VICE Sports

Trump's Stance on Cuba Could Affect MLB

Baseball, like the rest of the country, will have to wait and see what the new President does.
Mike Vorkunov

Yulieski Gurriel's MLB Debut Was the End of an Era for Cuban Baseball

For many years, the Cuban government hailed baseball player Yulieski Gurriel as a symbol of the success of the revolution. On Sunday, Gurriel, only months after defecting from Cuba, made his MLB debut.
Jorge Arangure Jr.