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Check Out Pelota Cubana’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pelota Cubana. 

Hello Pelota Cubana, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
We are lifelong baseball fans and we noticed that no one was reporting any news on Cuban baseball players worldwide, so we decided to join forces and fill that void. We received plenty of requests from various people about stats and the goings-on in the Cuban baseball world, so we began our page five years ago to satisfy the Cuban baseball fan and Pelota Cubana has taken off ever since. We are now accredited by MLB, USA Baseball and the World Baseball and Softball Confederation. We are also members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. We have also published a book named Cuban Baseball and my Love for the Game Vol. 1. The book is chock-full of interviews with today’s top Cuban baseball players and prospects. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
We struggled plenty to establish our brand. Gaining the respect of MLB teams and their PR departments wasn’t easy, especially being the new kids on the block and competing with established journalists. With perseverance and plenty of news breaking articles we have established ourselves as the most respected entity when it comes to reporting news in the world of Cuban baseball. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Our love for baseball doesn’t make it seem like work. As the saying goes, “If you do something you love, it isn’t work.” We are most proud of the groundbreaking book we released this February. What makes us most proud is the second chapter of our book, it’s a guide to establishing the who’s who of the Cuban prospect world. In fact, four of the prospects in this Chapter (Miguel Romero, Vladimir Gutiérrez, Andy Ibáñez, Darién Núñez) have made the majors this year. We also have interviews with prospects like Yoelqui Céspedes, Óscar Luis Colas and César Prieto. 

What sets us apart from certain Cuban baseball outlets we are strictly baseball news, other outlets which will remain nameless are more TMZ than baseball news. 

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Yusseff Diaz is a Cuban born Miami raised person, he’s a son of Hialeah, Florida. He immigrated to Miami during the Mariel Boatlift and is the more silent and reserved of the two partners. He specializes interviews and loves to report on international baseball. 

Yordano Carmona is also Cuban born and raised. He immigrated as a teenager and is the more vocal of the two. Carmona loves and is a specialist on minor league baseball. He’s a tech expert and believes wholeheartedly in promoting through the algorithm. 

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