Cuba Libre! Alexei and Dayan KEY White Sox Contributors

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When I visit U.S. Cellular Field for fun; and not business (i.e. seeing my Chicago White Sox as a ticketed fan,and not as a credentialed member of the media) one of my favorite places to stop is outside section 143 (pretty close to where Soxman and Batboy sit in 148) for a “Cuban Comet” sandwich.

It’s the tastiest new specialty food item at the Cell, and I’m sure you can figure out one (well, two actually) of the reasons it’s here- Shortstop Alexei Ramirez and rookie third baseman Dayan Viciedo.

The two Cuban infielder defectors are one of the main reasons the Sox have been on fire since Early June.

In today’s increasingly global economy, Major League Baseball franchises put more effort into investing in foreign countries than ever before. And if Che Guevara were alive today, his favorite baseball team might be the Chicago White Sox, who get around the U.S. government’s trade embargo on Cuba by signing defectors.

By Paul M. Banks

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