In case you hadn’t heard, Cuban National Team centerfielder Yoennis Cespedes, centerfielder defected from Cuba this past summer. This is big news, as Kevin Goldstein called Céspedes “arguably the best all-around player to come out of Cuba in a generation.” Former teammate, and current Rangers prospect, Leonys Martin was probably hoping to make a run at the designation, but it is what it is.
Anyway, I thought I’d post the promotional video recently distributed by his advisor for its sheer humor.
Think Cuba is stuck in the 80’s? The video could be compared to Star Wars meets Rocky IV – complete with a montage set to the smooth stylings of Christopher Cross’ Sailing (a reference to Cespedes’ journey to the USA?). Only this video leaves the viewer rooting for the citizen of the communist country. I just hope we can get a Scarface-themed sequel. Enjoy!
UPDATE: On the heels of the smash hit success of his debut film, Cespedes has released a new video.