The prince of Cuban baseball, Yulieski Gourriel, (second from right) and brother Lourdes Gourriel Jr. (left) defect in Santo Domingo with Major League dreams. In this 2014 photo, father Lourdes Gourriel is at far right, and brother Yunieski Gourriel is second from left.
The prince of Cuban baseball, Yulieski Gourriel, (second from right) and brother Lourdes Gourriel Jr. (left) defect in Santo Domingo with Major League dreams. In this 2014 photo, father Lourdes Gourriel is at far right, and brother Yunieski Gourriel is second from left. Franklin Reyes AP
The prince of Cuban baseball, Yulieski Gourriel, (second from right) and brother Lourdes Gourriel Jr. (left) defect in Santo Domingo with Major League dreams. In this 2014 photo, father Lourdes Gourriel is at far right, and brother Yunieski Gourriel is second from left. Franklin Reyes AP

Fabiola Santiago: Miami is for you, Yulieski, let’s play ball!

February 09, 2016 06:45 PM

Opinion: Fabiola Santiago

Fabiola Santiago

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Columnist Fabiola Santiago was born in Cuba. She was exiled to the U.S. in 1969 on one of the historic Freedom Flights. She has been a Herald reporter, editor and opinion writer since 1980.