I N D E X
Abakuá societies, 72
aesthetics, 37–38, 125
aficionado, 119, 124, 128, 139–43, 152,
189, 199–200; discourse and, 156–58;
discutir pelota and, 188; rivalry and, 188.
See also fans
aficionismo, 125–26, 141, 145
Africa, 15, 49, 120, 177
African, 151; as ethnic group, 134–35,
151; heritage, 120; region of Cuba, 135
Alarcón, Ricardo, 90–91
Almendares, 45, 52, 54, 81, 130, 206n3,
207n4; fans of, 115, 151, 210n11; man-
ager of, 18; in poetry, 147–50
Almendares Base Ball Club. See
Almendares
Almendares River, 150
Aloma brothers, 50
ambiente. See lo ambiente
Anacaona, 147
Angelos, Peter, 90
Antezana, Luis, 138–39
anthropology, 6, 28, 99, 204n2; anthro-
pological writing and, 21, 29
anti-Castro protestors, 90–96, 103
Apache, Western, 20–21
Aparicio, Luis, 142
aplauso de ponche, 111
Arango, Arturo, 142–43
Archetti, Eduardo, 184
Argentina, 138
athletes, 5–6, 14, 19, 24, 37, 47, 53, 64,
78, 85–87, 93, 96, 103, 109, 144, 184,
186, 189, 199, 210n1; American, 57;
black, 55–56; as Children of the Revo-
lution, 101; Cuban, 2, 60–62, 79, 82–
83, 104–5, 170; East German, 83; fans
and, 111, 113, 117, 152, 156, 158, 181;
production of, 130–31, 133, 165–67,
206n6; race and, 135; as role models,
169–71. See also baseball players
authority, 10, 24, 99, 199; fans and, 118,
123–24; figure of, 19; moral, 101, 118,
124, 211n2; Spanish, 151
Azucareros, 81
Bale, John, 14
Baltimore, 88, 90–91, 93–95, 97, 102–3,
187, 199; police in, 91, 94, 96, 103
Baltimore Orioles, 77, 89–90, 92–93, 96,
108, 110, 187
Banco de la Habana, 45
baseball: arguments over, 137, 140–45;
arrival of, 41–49; banning of, 146–47;
Cuban Revolution and, 79–84; cul-
tural intimacy and, 32; cultural mean-
ing and, 13–14; migration of, 51–59,
61–62; home and, 37, 40–41; infor-
mal games of, 1–2; internal politics
of, 129; in Japan, 36; language of con-
tention and, 15, 19, 25, 34–35; life
and, 5, 84–85, 121; observation and,
4; place and, 19–20; poetry and, 137,
145–56; political appropriation of,
104–10; as resistance, 42–48; Revolu-
tionary leaders and, 105–7; as specta-
cle, 24, 184, 187–90; spread of, to
Caribbean, 50–51; structural changes
of, 80–82, 130; symbolic discourse of,
14, 42–43; transnational links and,
24, 30, 42–43, 196–201
‘‘baseball diplomacy,’’ 92–93, 96
baseball players, 37, 47, 53, 64, 78–79, 85,
87, 93, 96, 103, 109–10, 113, 130, 156,
158; African American, 55; clandestine
departures of, 2, 65–66, 199; migration
of, 53, 57, 60–62, 203n1; production of,
130–31; race and, 56, 133–35
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