Lead: The game of baseball fed the dreams of Cuban independence.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: "Public festivals have an enormous importance in the life of each nation and offer one of the clearest indicators of the level of civilization at which each is found." So said Cuban philosopher-poet, Enrique Jose Varona. He was comparing bullfighting to baseball. One is a spectacle of blood inclining the watchers to homicidal passion, the other a symbol of moral progress.

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