Members of Congress met with baseball union head Donald Fehr yesterday to seek his help in blocking a pair of proposed exhibition games between the Baltimore Orioles and a Cuban all-star team.
The lawmakers are among several who object to the games as "insensitive to the lack of human rights in Cuba," said Ivette Mendez, spokeswoman for Rep. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
"They'd be playing and giving the world the view, `Hey, everything is OK in Cuba,' " Menendez said.
Menendez attended the 45-minute meeting with Fehr and Reps. Dan Burton, R-Ind.; Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.; Rick Lazio, R-N.Y.; and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen are Congress' only two Cuban-Americans.