Cuban skipper is loyal to flag, people, players

Originally Published: March 20, 2006
By Guillermo Celis | ESPNdeportes.com

San Diego, Calif. -- A few hours before the final game of the World Baseball Classic, surrounded by the extreme security that has followed every step of the Cuban team in this tournament, manager Higinio Velez agreed to talk with ESPN for SportsCenter's Sunday Conversation.

Although his face reflects the tension and constant mood changes he has gone through these past few days, Cuba's manager shows no hesitation and has the self-assurance that only a vast knowledge of the profession ...

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