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  • The U.S., Cuba, and baseball, our shared national pastime

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    A change in U.S. policy means Cuban baseball players seeking to play in the major leagues can likely avoid defecting and the risks that come with it, but it also threatens a Cuban system that has excelled in developing talent, says Adrian Burgos Jr., a University of Illinois professor who specializes in baseball history and the role of Latino players.

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  • To contact Adrian Burgos, call 217-369-8097; email