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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: President Obama and Cuba, an Important Day in Franchise History.

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Finally, at long last, the Rays will take on the Cuban Nationals in Havana.

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After months of laying out the groundwork and preparing the stadium to make it a suitable playing ground for major league players. The Rays will finally take on the Cuban national team.

The President will be there. MLB's top brass will be there. Legends will be there. 55,000+ ecstatic Cubans will be there.

and

The Rays will be there.

Cuba Coverage

Dan Le Batard: 'Historic' game in Cuba ignores exiles' pain

Pedro Gomez: MLB's goal is a safer pipeline from Cuba

Eric Longenhagen: Profiling the top Cuban prospects

Marly Rivera: Rays eager to 'reward' passionate Cuban fan base

Christina Kahrl: Legacy of Minnie Minoso lives on

Rays Coverage

- Some Rays action actually happened back in the states yesterday as Jake Odorizzi pitched in a minor league game.

- I am highly opposed to this

Sports Business Angles to Rays Cuba Trip You May Not Have Thought Of

- Will Vragovic, a Tampa Bay Times photographer, displays he is a master of craft with this tantalizing photo gallery of the team's trip.