Michelle Southern reporting.
The president isn't the only one making a trip to Cuba this week as LSU coach Les Miles is also in the Pearl of the Antilles. Former Tiger baseball star Mikie Mahtook, who currently plays for Tampa Bay, tweeted that The Mad Hatter would be on hand to watch the Rays play the Cuban National Team.
LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says this is Miles' spring break trip.
"That's one of the great things about Les," said Bonnette. "He loves to experience different things and I wasn't surprised when I heard he was going to Cuba."
Bonnette says Miles wanted to take advantage of the time off to experience such a unique culture, and make several rounds while he's there.
"He's going to visit children and has things set up where he's going to schools to pass out soccer balls and footballs," said Bonnette.
The rare baseball game is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (1:50pm) and will be televised on ESPN. President Obama is also expected to attend the game during this groundbreaking trip.
Bonnette says Miles is going to meet with the media next week and share his experience with all of us.
"I'm sure he'll have quite a few stories so stay tuned," said Bonnette.