The Best Thing That Happened This Week
Hey, what about this Pope Francis, huh? Not only did he kinda maybe open heaven’s gates to dogs; now he’s kicked open the doors to Havana. On Wednesday, after negotiations aided by His Holiness, President Obama announced he was ditching the “outdated approach” the U.S. has relied on for the past half century in dealing with Cuba (embargoes, boat people, not enough cigars) and restoring diplomatic ties. Among our region’s 10,000 Cubans, reaction has ranged from horror to happiness. Phillies fans, however, should feel nothing but unmitigated glee. Opening the pipeline to more players like Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu, and Yasmany Tomas can only help this team.