Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Cuba, George W. Bush, World Baseball Classic, WBC, International Baseball Federation, IBF, Travel bans
Baseball; Cuba; Travel restrictions Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-;
It seemed like such a good idea, one whose time had finally come. Then in one sweeping ruling the Bush Administration dealt what could be a fatal blow to another of Bud Selig's dreams. The World Baseball Classic scheduled for March may well end in a shambles. Only a nod from the man who once seemed destined to be Commissioner of Baseball can save Selig's dream. One can only wonder what would have happened if George Bush had become Commissioner of Baseball. The implications for baseball and the world are mind-boggling.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Cuba, Bush, the IBAF, and the WBC" (2006). On Sport and Society. 740.