LSU's Les Miles in Cuba for today's historic baseball game
HAVANA, Cuba - Les Miles is in Cuba, the football team tweeted Tuesday morning.
The secret is out. @LSUcoachMiles is in Cuba this week. Could he be down there auditioning to become the World's Most Interesting Man?— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) March 22, 2016
Miles, LSU's head football coach, is in Cuba visiting schools and experiencing the culture. The team Twitter account reported Miles took dozens of soccer balls to distribute to kids in Cuba.
President Barack Obama is also in Cuba this week.
Mikie Mahtook, a former LSU baseball star who now plays for the Tampa Bay Rays, tweeted Miles will watch the Rays play the Cuban National Team. It's the first MLB franchise to play in Havana since 1999, news agency Reuters reported.
The president is also expected to attend the game.
"During a time of historic change, we appreciate the constructive role afforded by our shared passion for the game, and we look forward to experiencing Cuba's storied baseball tradition and the passion of its many loyal fans," Reuters reported MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.
Miles has not tweeted since arriving in Cuba.
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