Photo: Fidel Castro Wearing His Sunglasses at Night

Apropos of nothing, here’s an image of Fidel Castro pitching for a team called Los Barbudos (i.e. The Bearded Ones) during an exhibition game shortly after he (i.e. Castro) led a successful revolution to remove former Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista from power.

Why he would wear sunglasses (or, at the very least, dark-looking spectacles) at such a late hour remains a mystery even into the present. Asked at the time, Castro replied (quite mysteriously), “So I can, so I can watch you weave then breathe your storylines.”




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Kyle
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3 years 9 months ago

There are two kinds of people who wear sunglasses at night, blind people and assholes. And stoners.

Sabermetric Solutions
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Sabermetric Solutions
3 years 9 months ago

You forgot Bud Selig (Who might just fit all three catagories):

Sabermetric Solutions
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Sabermetric Solutions
3 years 9 months ago

Sorry, broken link:?w=212

Kyle
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3 years 9 months ago

Yes!

Jack
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Jack
3 years 9 months ago

Also, people who watch you weave and breath your story lines.

Uncle Remus
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Uncle Remus
3 years 9 months ago

If only he had taken that MLB contract. I guess being a dictator pays better.

Mrs. Cistulli
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Mrs. Cistulli
3 years 9 months ago

He seems like a big fan of Corey Harts.

reillocity
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reillocity
3 years 9 months ago

I thought Castro was a leftist?

Choo
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3 years 9 months ago

Kent Tekulve abides.

Highball Wilson
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Highball Wilson
3 years 9 months ago

Sunglasses and dadlap. Priceless.

Otherwise Entirely Cheerful Reader
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Since everyone stares at famous people, and everyone but the famous person likes to commence communicating by hand waves, thumbs-up, smiles, etc, the famous person can opt-out of these endless encounters by wearing sunglasses at night and indoors to avoid eye contact.

Having written that, it may be that no one wanted to catch his eye anyway for fear of getting slaughtered by Che Guerva’s bloodlust, or because he had unwatchable pronation, or because they were scrounging for food. Stated differently, even if you know that Castro believed Eye Contact Avoidance to be the reason (let’s call it “ECA”) that motivated him to wear sunglasses at night (“WSN”), that knowledge does not suffice to show that ECA is a reason, strictly speaking, to WSN. It only shows that the fact that ECA is an external reason to do WSN is a reason to do WSN. That is because it does not show that ECA can explain Castro’s motivation to himself; it only shows that the fact that ECA is a reason for Castro to WSN can explain his motivation to himself.

Romeo Esquire
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3 years 9 months ago

Meester Carsons, NO! No, no, NO! Why joo write somesings abow Feethel Castro? No me gusta natha! Espleekame why joo do theese?! I know you good writers, si, pero I don’t know, Meester Carsons. El es un Comunista!

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