Although major differences remain between the U.S. and Cuba, the two nations are united in their love of baseball. Thousands watched the exhibition match between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team on television.

CCTV America’s Sean Callebs reports from Havana.
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Weekend nights, the city’s famed Malecon esplanade is crowded with scores of the country’s youth.

There’s no question President Obama’s visit, and the prospect of better relations with the U.S., is sparking excitement and discussion.

Many hanging out on the Malecon hope this renewed relationship will breathe new economic life into Cuba.

View the sights and sounds of the U.S.-Cuba exhibition baseball game: