Obama to attend Rays-Cuba game in Havana on March 22
President Barack Obama holds up a hangtag parking pass that he was given to him by Chicago Blackhawks hockey team Chairman Rocky Wirtz, left, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, during a ceremony to honor the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
NEW YORK (AP) President Barack Obama plans to attend the Tampa Bay Rays' exhibition game in Cuba on March 22.
Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting, tweeted the announcement Tuesday after Major League Baseball and the players' association announced arrangements had been finalized for the game against the Cuban National Team in Havana.
It will be MLB's first trip to the communist island nation since the Baltimore Orioles played there in 1999. The game will be televised by ESPN and ESPN Deportes.