Paul Raymond

FAQ’s: Top “Hits,” Runs & Errors

July 31, 2015

1.  How much money do I need to take with me? This question comes up all the time.  Invariably, one or more guys end up not taking enough, borrowing from others, and sometimes friction is created.  Recently we had one guy who ran out of money, and failed to tip the guide and driver with […]

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Trip Planning and Packing For Cuba – Some “do’s” some “don’ts” and some “maybes”

July 31, 2015

Pablo’s Perspective on Packing: This is the advice I give to the baseball team.  Dennis would send out an exhaustive list,  a lot of which is below.  To keep it real simple, please keep in mind that if you lost your luggage, you’d still be able to survive in Cuba if you remember to take […]

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Cuban Cigars – Everything you wanted to know but didn’t ask

July 31, 2015

Introduction: It’s a fact – – every cigar in Cuba is made in Cuba. The key is to get the real deal. Where? In many hotels where we’ve stayed previously (such as the Occidental Miramar, Melia Cohiba Hotel, or the Hotel Nacional where we have had our banquet dinner) and at several major hotels and […]

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The Big Day Arrives – Trip Day to Cuba – What to Expect, What to Do, How to Be Ready

July 31, 2015

This is the typical e-mail I send just before we leave.  It will give you an idea of what to expect on the trip. Your trip will vary depending upon the entry and departure points in Miami and Cuba (for example, we may have an early morning flight or an afternoon or evening flight). There […]

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Some would say Over the Top – Others would say “es beisbol”

May 29, 2015
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By:  Aron Levinson – Havana, Cuba  There’s nothing like playing baseball in Havana, Cuba. Young or old, Cuban or American, Democratic or Communism, the game between the lines is the same. I’m sure the game was a blow out since the Cubans usually beat up on us most of the week. After a single to […]

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Conrado Marrero, the L.A. Dodgers, and Me – How I made the Big Leagues

May 23, 2015
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The one thing about visiting Cuba is you never know what’s going to happen, . . . the headline states I’m a former Dodger right fielder who made the trip to Havana Cuba to honor Conrado Marrero, Cuba’s oldest living ex-MLB player.  Here’s the Reader’s Digest version of the story. First, the headline above is […]

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