Thursday, April 29, 2010

On Baseball, the American Dream and Surviving Castro's Prisons

Christopher Rhoads' WSJ article on Juan Ignacio Hernández Nodar is exceptional, a piece that is heart-warming even as it is heart-breaking, examining as it does one man's experience with Cuba's prison system. Along the way, Rhoads movingly describes Cuban baseball, the drama of Cuban athletes defecting from Castro's brutal government, the lifesaving power of friendship, and more. It is a fascinating and compelling read.