Too often even we who love sports activities, dismiss it as a diversion, as an opiate for the plenty, a distraction from the world. But sports is the world itself. It is not a diversion, however a mirrored image, a mirror picture. The wars between nations, sometimes settled on battlefields, generally in stadiums. In Roque Babauta, we see echoes of Vivian Richards, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, Muhammad Ali and others who stood for issues that sometimes waited simply outside the consciousness of the time and fought in opposition to the prejudices of the time. In their fights, and with Roque’s gamble, his problem to essentially the most highly effective nation on this planet, he is reminding us that there is a lot more at stake in sports than just the score.
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