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    So, when is game 3 of the best 2 out of 3 series?
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    Damn, wouldn't you love to see them play a full series.
    Absolutely. I could watch these two teams play every night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    The NHL is crazy if they bypass the Olympics. What a way to get folks back interested into your sport.
    Makes you wonder if MLB made the right decision not to take a break during the Olympics in order to keep baseball in the summer games. With all the NHL players in the games, this tournament has been two weeks of free advertising for the NHL as the announcers have been good about filling us in on who these players play for as their day job. If MLB really wants to grow the game globally, maybe they need to take the Olympics more seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Makes you wonder if MLB made the right decision not to take a break during the Olympics in order to keep baseball in the summer games. With all the NHL players in the games, this tournament has been two weeks of free advertising for the NHL as the announcers have been good about filling us in on who these players play for as their day job. If MLB really wants to grow the game globally, maybe they need to take the Olympics more seriously.
    Moot point since there will be no baseball in the 2012 Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Moot point since there will be no baseball in the 2012 Olympics.
    I know. My understanding was that one of the main reasons the IOC decided to dump baseball was because MLB wasn't going to work out some kind of deal to allow its best players to compete in the Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Makes you wonder if MLB made the right decision not to take a break during the Olympics in order to keep baseball in the summer games. With all the NHL players in the games, this tournament has been two weeks of free advertising for the NHL as the announcers have been good about filling us in on who these players play for as their day job. If MLB really wants to grow the game globally, maybe they need to take the Olympics more seriously.
    Isn't that why they created the WBC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I know. My understanding was that one of the main reasons the IOC decided to dump baseball was because MLB wasn't going to work out some kind of deal to allow its best players to compete in the Olympics.
    For MLB to accommodate the Summer Olympics would mean that one of two things has to occur:

    1. Shorten the season by 2.5 weeks and lose part of the prime July/August gate. Teams won't give up that revenue.

    2. Delay the season by 2.5 weeks and turn the World Series into a Thanksgiving tradition every four years.

    Fact is, it's easier to accommodate the second option when it is an indoor sport and climate isn't in play. (I'm saying this assuming that's what the NHL does. I don't really know.)
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    This would be so great to get the NHL back, unfortunately, if a casual fan wants to become an NHL fan, they have to watch Versus or NBC on Saturdays. NHL got screwed when they lost the ESPN deal
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    What a great hockey match. Not at all sad to see Canada win. Way to go neighbor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Moot point since there will be no baseball in the 2012 Olympics.
    That brings up another thing, Women's hockey is likely to get the boot in 2018 because the IOC is not happy that other countries (Europe) haven't been competitive in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post

    2. Delay the season by 2.5 weeks and turn the World Series into a Thanksgiving tradition every four years.
    Aren't we almost to that point already though? the WBC is not a replacement IMO, considering when it happens it's Spring Training with different team names.
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    Re: 2010 Winter Olympics Thread

    Most MLB teams barely tolerate letting their best pitchers throw one measly inning in the All Star Game during the season.
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    Re: 2010 Winter Olympics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Makes you wonder if MLB made the right decision not to take a break during the Olympics in order to keep baseball in the summer games. With all the NHL players in the games, this tournament has been two weeks of free advertising for the NHL as the announcers have been good about filling us in on who these players play for as their day job. If MLB really wants to grow the game globally, maybe they need to take the Olympics more seriously.
    That still doesn't change the majority of people's biggest beef with the WBC -- potential for injuries. Have your players half-way through and adjusted to the MLB regular season and than throw them into a playoff-like atmosphere Olympics with starting pitchers taking relief roles, short-day rest, etc.. People on hear complained when Aaron Harang was brought upon short-rest to pitch the 12th inning of a game when there was nobody left. If there was an Olympics, short-day rest would be commonplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    For MLB to accommodate the Summer Olympics would mean that one of two things has to occur:

    1. Shorten the season by 2.5 weeks and lose part of the prime July/August gate. Teams won't give up that revenue.

    2. Delay the season by 2.5 weeks and turn the World Series into a Thanksgiving tradition every four years.

    Fact is, it's easier to accommodate the second option when it is an indoor sport and climate isn't in play. (I'm saying this assuming that's what the NHL does. I don't really know.)
    They should be talking about shortening the season anyway, but I think it would probably be wiser to start the season early than push it later. If MLB wants to expand baseball globally, they have to get baseball taken seriously on the global stage.
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