Cuban Baseball Now Almost as Close as Cooperstown

For those of you who can’t make it down to Havana, the visual “taste” of Cuban baseball will soon be available in upstate New York, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. That institution is about to launch in its Third Floor Gallery a wonderful photographic exhibit drawn from the work of Byron Motley. As a regular traveler on the Cuban baseball scene, I can verify first-hand that Motley has done a marvelous job of visually capturing the spirit and the feel of the island national game. For those of you who are in the area, this is definitely a don’t-miss experience.

MotleyExhibitSmall.JPGThe Motley exhibit, entitled Viva Cuba Béisbol and debuting on May 23, will run through January 2010. For a small taste of Motley’s unparalleled work, visit his website at http://www.byronmotley.com/Photographer/ and click on the Viva Cuba Béisbol icon at the top of the left-hand column. Motley’s work is just about the best visual record of the island’s sporting passion that I myself have so far witnessed.

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