USA BASEBALL WINS ..NEXT STOP BEIJING
After a huge rain storm it turned out to be a great night for USA
Baseball… Yes.. we are going to the 2008 Olympics!! With Cuba beating Mexico tonight it locked both Cuba and USA into the 8 team bracket for 08. Photo above is Paul Seiler, Executive Director of USA Baseball Congratulating team USA after the final out of the game..
Probably the hardest rain since Hurricane Ernesto came down on Nelson Fernandez field causing a 3 hour rain delay. The crew dumped 40 bags of drying amendments on the field which really made it work. Then hand raked the field several times. Great job crew!
Chad Olsen, STS Project Director, headed up the local ground crew to get the game started. After Canada completed there win over Dominican, the USA /Panama game didn?t start until 9:00pm making for a long but rewarding night.
(John from MLB covers the story from the pressbox at Nelson Fernandez)
USA- Cuba will still compete at Latino Americano Tuesday to determine who gets the crown of this tournament ….whether it be USA or Cuba, both have already earned the real goal and that was to win a spot in the Beijing Olympics in 2008.