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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

FILE - In this March 28, 1999 file photo, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Timlin, center, and teammates are congratulated by the Cuban national team following the Orioles' 3-2 win in extra innings in Havana, Cuba. The exhibition game was the first time a Major League team has played in Cuba since the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 that the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation could usher in a new era in U.S.-Cuba baseball relations, which were strained after the Castro revolution and the U.S.-led economic embargo. (AP Photo/John Moore, File) ** FILE**

LOVERRO: A Cuban connection through the love of baseball

When the news broke not long ago about the United States and Cuba attempting to restore diplomatic ties — and baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's plan to play an exhibition game on the island in 2016 — it brought back the memories of a lifetime for Bethesda's Mike Bryan. Published April 2, 2015