Since Cuban baseball players have been flocking to the U.S., it seemed a natural that Major League Baseball would reach out to Cuba now that travel and other restrictions have been eased. The NBA has beat them to it.
In just a few weeks, the basketball people are hosting a camp for Cuban youth. MVP Steve Nash and Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo are adding star power to the effort.
I am still hoping that eventually Cuba will be in baseball's expansion plans, but if the kids want to play basketball, that's okay too.