Never a baseball team from Matanzas with the name Matanzas had reached star levels and the allegories were only memories of the Citricultores y Henequeneros who reached glory for the last time in 1992.
The 2011-2012 season arrived and Mesa show took the whole of the abyss in which it seemed sunk for almost two decades; the flame of love for the ball that never died in the heart of Matanzas people and that still burns with great intensity was stoked; Victoria de Girón endured in its stands the weight of an enraged people that with cornets, whistles and a conga rhythm, could make the wave with which he dreamed several months ago.
Time passed and the departure of Victor Mesa disappointed several who came to think of going back to the bottom of the table faster than expected, but on the contrary, the goodbye to Villa Clara who would wear blue, did not mean the setback of the team that until then, he had two silver medals and four bronzes; his substitute and current manager Víctor Figueroa, maintained the arduous pace of work and the intense preparation to obtain the third place of the tournament in its 57th edition.
For a long time, the reds of the Yumurines took headlines and aroused dissimilar sensations throughout the island. And what began as an exaltation to the merit of moving from position 14th to third place, became a recognition to live seven consecutive years in the elite.
Although the mood for the start of the 58th National Baseball Series is not similar to that of the past editions, most fans do not stop dreaming of throwing themselves into the field and watching the crocodiles lift the cup that makes them the undisputed champions of the biggest Cuban sporting event.
Without fear of being wrong, and although the competition with the new sports impetus such as football lasts, the ball is and will be for many years the greatest passion of the Cubans and especially of the Matanzas.