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Cuba protester arrested after attacking Tampa Bay Rays' dugout with beverages

Cuba protester arrested after attacking Tampa Bay Rays' dugout with beverages Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Entertainment Like Follow Follow Cuba protester arrested after attacking Tampa Bay Rays' dugout with beverages 1.3k Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? Spectators at Tuesday's game between the Rays and the Cuban national team.Image: Ramon Espinosa/AP By Sam Laird 2016-03-27 19:56:16 UTC Last Tuesday, Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays played an exhibition game against the Cuban national team in Havana as Barack Obama, Raul Castro and other political luminaries watched. It was hailed as a symbolic moment belying a bright future between Cuba and the United States. On Saturday, the Rays and others tracking the slow thaw of relations between Cuba and the U.S. were served a visceral reminder: One baseball game does little to counterbalance decades of complex international conflict.  SEE ALSO: Entering the Cuban time machine: An American visits the once-forbidden country A fan was arrested during the Rays' spring training game in Florida for running onto the field and throwing a beer can and a soda can into the team dugout, according to the Tampa Bay Times .  The arrested fan was reportedly of Cuban descent and the Times reports "yelled what police and players said were obscenities about the Castro regime and threw the beer into the dugout." Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi gave some detail.  "It was a Cuba thing," he told the paper. "I don't speak Spanish too well … I think it was a Cuban person, frustrated about the politics of it, I guess. He threw two beer cans. Nobody got hit. Nobody did anything. Maybe some guys got wet. It was a Cuba thing." Tampa Bay Times reporter Marc Topkin provided more color on his Twitter feed.  Fan got on field, #Rays 3B coach Montoyo grabbed him and held him till cops got him — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 27, 2016 Fan who ran on field threw beer into #Rays dugout, was yelling in Spanish about team going to Cuba. Was arrested — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 27, 2016 Bradenton police say fan who ran by #Rays dugout was arrested, charged with trespassing and starting a fray (kind of disorderly intox) — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 27, 2016 The episode sounds like little more than a drunk person sharing his political views in sloppy, aggressive fashion. But it's a reminder for everyone that — when sports bodies decide to get political — they must brace for bad reactions along with praise.  Topics: cuba , Entertainment , Politics , Sports About Us Jobs Advertise Subscribe Privacy Terms Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2005-2016 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Designed in collaboration with Code & Theory