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Episode 203

6:30pm – SHOW START

This week on the Stogie Geeks show, we welcome our special guest Eddy Guerra of Gurkha Cigar Group.

6:30-7:30pm – Interview: Eddy Guerra, Gurkha Cigar Group

Eddy Guerra currently serves as the Marketing Director for Gurkha Cigars.
Gurkha produces twelve million cigars per year that are sold in more than 58 countries worldwide. And while Gurkha is known for its exclusivity, it has an impressive array of 105 brands of flawlessly handcrafted, premium cigars created in a variety of strengths, tasting profiles, and price-points. No matter what your taste, there’s a Gurkha cigar that’s perfect for your palate. And each Gurkha brand has its own artistically created packaging further separating that brand from any other. For more information, visit

7:30-7:45pm Debonaire Ideal: Cuba and Baseball

Many ties
-Jose Fernandez’s death – had ties to Little Havana
-Miami Marlins, Stadium in Little Havana
-Pre-Jackie Robinson – many African American players played on Cuban teams (Leopards of Santa Clara boasted a team composed of Negro League stars Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige )
-Several teams would go on tours of Cuba
-Ty Cobb played there, Babe Ruth played there on a tour
-Minor League Teams: Havana Cubans (Florida Single A League), Cuban Sugar Kings (International League AAA)
-During this period, baseball also filtered into the galleries of the big cigar-rolling factories in Havana. In addition to the works of literature recited daily by “readers,” the rollers also heard newspaper accounts of the previous night’s games, complete with box scores. During the World Series, they would listen to the voice of Buck Canel, sponsored by Gillette, announcing the play-by-play. His patented “No se vayan que esto se pone bueno” (“Don’t go away, this is getting good”) only served to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the games.
-Fidel Castro was a pitcher, right handed one for the University of Havana… Castro did have a chance to pitch, however, in an exhibition game for the team, playing for Los Barbados. Prior to ta Sugar Kings and Rochester Red Wings exhibition. He struck out two.
-Great players who came from Cuba:
Bert Campaneris
José Canseco
Aroldis Chapman
Cuban Baseball, Cigar Aficionado

7:45-8:00pm Unbanded Cigar 303

8:00pm-9:00pm Stogies of the Week

Will’s Cigars:
Paul’s Cigars: