There has never been a more exciting time for sport fans to visit Cuba than now. The countdown has begun for the Havana Marathon in November, and runners are not the only ones counting the days. Because this December, Texas Rangers' 36-year broadcaster, Eric Nadel, is inviting die-hard baseball fans to experience the Cuban game right in the heart of the enigmatic island.
If you've always dreamed of cheering on Havana’s most popular team, The Industriales, at their local ballpark, this is no doubt, your long-awaited chance! In an exclusive, one-off trip, the 7-days, 6-nights tour starts in Havana, this year's number-one on-the-rise travel destination by TripAdvisor, where you'll discover the capital’s most iconic sights, its flamboyant, colonial flair and its seaside Malecón. The highlight of the tour however will arise while engaging with Cuban sports historians and retired baseball players, while listening to their stories.
“Watching baseball and talking about baseball in Cuba always puts a smile on my face. To travel with Eric and hear his stories, and learn from his insider’s perspective all while experiencing Cuba is truly a once in a lifetime experience.”, says Tom Popper, president of insightCuba.
What can you expect from this sports-packed trip? As our guest, you will experience Cuba through Eric’s eyes as he offers his Major League Baseball insider perspective, while our Cuban hosts, equally passionate about the game, will provide their expertise along the way, as you'll journey through the Havana and Matanzas provicences.
Eric Nadel, the winner of the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, has been broadcasting Texas Rangers baseball for 36 years. He has learned Spanish to better communicate with Latin American players and has traveled widely in Latin America, taking part in baseball broadcasts in Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Cuba. Eric is a seven-time recipient of the Texas Sportscaster of the Year Award and a member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Political Science.