President Obama will attend the Rays exhibition game in Cuba

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Yesterday the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Cuban National Team in Havana was made official. The game will take place on March 22 at Estadio Latinoamericano and will be televised on ESPN.

Last night it was announced that a VIP fan will be in attendance: President Obama.

The White House released a statement regarding the nation’s most powerful White Sox fan’s attendance at the game:

“Americans and Cubans share a love of baseball, and this is yet another powerful reminder of the kinship between our peoples as well as the progress we can achieve when we leverage those natural ties.”

In other news, between excited Cuban baseball fans, dignitaries, the press corps and President Obama’s secret service detail, this will likely be the most heavily-attended Rays game since the 2008 World Series.