Cheap Food, Socialism Prevail

Cheering What might well prove to be the last gold medal baseball game in the history of the Olympics featured Cuba and Korea. Who would the Chinese cheer for? Their socialist brothers? Their neighbors and fellow Asians? During the previous match, the Japan-U.S. bronze medal game, the Chinese contingent in the crowd had mostly favored the Japanese in the early innings, but had switched to supporting the Americans when they rallied to take the lead. As it happened, on the day of the final the baseball stadium in Wukesong was filled to the gills with Korean fans…

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