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con3593 08-20-2008 04:47 PM

Baseball/Softball to be removed from 2012 Olympics in London
 
Strike 3 For Olympic Baseball, No Baseball Or Softball At 2012 London Games; MLB's Fault? - CBS News

On the topic of baseball...what the fuck? They want it removed because people are angry because we are sending our scrubs....If anyone watched, they would know what would happen if we sent our good players, the foreign countries should be happy that they get to play our easy team

On softball, since when do sports get removed from the Olympics because a country is too good? Seems a little rediculous

SpAcEmAn SpLiFF 08-20-2008 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by con3593 (Post 62719)
Strike 3 For Olympic Baseball, No Baseball Or Softball At 2012 London Games; MLB's Fault? - CBS News

On the topic of baseball...what the fuck? They want it removed because people are angry because we are sending our scrubs....If anyone watched, they would know what would happen if we sent our good players, the foreign countries should be happy that they get to play our easy team

On softball, since when do sports get removed from the Olympics because a country is too good? Seems a little rediculous

its not because we're too good. just so you know

Snowjoe 08-20-2008 04:56 PM

We don't believe in baseball over here. It doesn't take long enough and you don't look posh enough. Practice 5 day test match baseball, allowing draws and drinking Pimms and we might reconsider.

killclimbz 08-20-2008 05:36 PM

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The Olympics have it right. Ban the stupid sport. Baseball is so lame it doesn't even exist in Star Trek.

nzboardlife 08-20-2008 05:40 PM

Do many countries play baseball? i have a feeling its a pretty small sport in most places in the world

Simply^Ride 08-20-2008 10:21 PM

A few south american countries have it, but other than that the sport dead.

Perpetual3am 08-21-2008 10:27 AM

They banned it because there won't be enough beer served in the stands to actually make the sport seem interesting.

killclimbz 08-21-2008 10:28 AM

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*spoiler alert!*

Well as it's been said one of the main reasons Olympic softball has been dropped is that the US has won the Gold every single Olympics it's been in and it just hasn't been competitive. So it's probably gone for good. What happens?
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Japan wins the gold...

Now that is *funny*.

PaoloSmythe 08-21-2008 11:47 AM

baseball / softball aka shitball! bag o bollocks.

like beach volleyball, what the fek is it doing in the olympics in the first place?

baseball, a national sport in cuba, america and japan (and a tiny bit in canaduh. hardly good for international interest.

now cricket.... (the one day, finite number of overs variety; not the never ending test match, egg sandwiches and cuppa tea type nonsense) would be a good addition; you have teams from europe, asia and the antipodeans... plus even a growing following in the US (to a tiny extent).... that would fit the venue at least.

meanwhile, BMX rahhhhhh! tip top choice!

incidentally, did phelps really win his 100m butterfly gold? :D :rolleyes:

killclimbz 08-21-2008 12:03 PM

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That's all fine a good for cricket except for one thing. It's even lamer than baseball.


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