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    Baseball Denied by Olympics

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...09/268707.html

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    Not sure if that applies to the Olympics or the Reds.
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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    Golf in the Olympics? I can see Rugby in there since it's a team sport but the golf thing doesn't work for me. *shrugs* Oh well. I guess this means softball is still out too? That's a bummer. Those women don't really have anywhere else big to play and that's a shame that they won't have the Olympics to look forward to anymore.
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    Nobody's sending their A teams in men's soccer. I've got a funny feeling if the sport were popular in Europe rather than in the Americas and the Far East, it would be in there without question.
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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    I'll confess, I hardly ever watch the olympics. Most of the sports in it are boring to me. I would have watched some baseball. The only good part about golf, maybe Tiger will play. If he does, I'd watch that.

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    I really hope they don't try and do a team event like I've heard rumored for golf.

    We have those every year.

    It's called either the Ryder Cup or the President's Cup.

    And the problem with golf is that how many host cities/nations really have world class facilities?

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    Golf in the Olympics should be a timed event with time bonuses/penalties for birdies and bogeys, kind of like biathalon.

    Obviously you'd have to haul your own bag too.
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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Golf in the Olympics should be a timed event with time bonuses/penalties for birdies and bogeys, kind of like biathalon.

    Obviously you'd have to haul your own bag too.
    And no cart usage, must hoof the entire 18 holes.

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    And no cart usage, must hoof the entire 18 holes.

    And chug a beer after every other hole.
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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    And chug a beer after every other hole.
    I like your thinking.

    We should play golf sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    And chug a beer after every other hole.
    Played in a golf tourney one time where you subtracted from your score the number of beers you drank.

    I can't imagine the Olympics would go for that, however.

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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I've got a funny feeling if the sport were popular in Europe rather than in the Americas and the Far East, it would be in there without question.
    I fully believe that. The biggest thing holding baseball back is the fact that Europe stinks at it.

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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    I'll confess, I hardly ever watch the olympics. Most of the sports in it are boring to me.
    It's sort of weird, because I'm the same way about a lot of the sports. I wouldn't normally spend five seconds watching handball or field hockey. I don't know where you could even watch the modern pentathlon. But slap the Olympic rings on it and I can't get enough. I'm just a sucker that way.

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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    I'm intrigued by this new Olympic event golf and rugby. I guess it's like a biathlon or something. Should be cool.

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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Nobody's sending their A teams in men's soccer. I've got a funny feeling if the sport were popular in Europe rather than in the Americas and the Far East, it would be in there without question.
    No question it would be in, and their reasons for tossing softball out are just as bad.

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    Re: Baseball Denied by Olympics

    The sad thing is the Olympics take out real sports like baseball and softball but they continue to have ridiculous sports like synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.


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