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    Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    So, I hear that baseball and softball are no longer going to be part of the olympics after this year and was wondering why on earth would they get rid of those two sports when there is a ton of boating sports I've never even heard of. Does anyone know?



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    So, I hear that baseball and softball are no longer going to be part of the olympics after this year and was wondering why on earth would they get rid of those two sports when there is a ton of boating sports I've never even heard of. Does anyone know?
    They are getting rid of Softball because it is the USA killing everyone and it's getting old.


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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    all the boating sports have to be the worst things to watch atleast in softball there are hot chicks!!!


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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    So, I hear that baseball and softball are no longer going to be part of the olympics after this year and was wondering why on earth would they get rid of those two sports when there is a ton of boating sports I've never even heard of. Does anyone know?

    How about badmention over baseball/softball? What a joke ?



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    I heard they are adding cricket and rugby in 2012


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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    I heard they are adding cricket and rugby in 2012
    I don't know if that's serious, but Rugby would be cool. Cricket would be hard since those games take so long to play.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I don't know if that's serious, but Rugby would be cool. Cricket would be hard since those games take so long to play.
    Agreed, the qualifying wold basically have to wind it down to the final four, those Cricket matches last for days...



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    They are getting rid of Softball because it is the USA killing everyone and it's getting old.
    That, and baseball being widely considered "America's pastime" (softball equivalent), there's alot of US backlash for policies abroad and a lowbrow way to take a shot at the US (as per Real Sports on HBO).

    Want another WTF sport???

    Trampoline.



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Want another WTF sport.

    Trampoline.
    I will add Handball to that list too.

    It looks like something you would play in PE in grade school.

    (That being said, I watched both this weekend)



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I will add Handball to that list too.

    It looks like something you would play in PE in grade school.
    Let's send our baseball team as our handball team. We would probably dominate then...



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    why not tether ball, I thought it would take off after Napoleon Dynamite


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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Let's send our baseball team as our handball team. We would probably dominate then...
    I was saying this a couple days ago. Have some pitcher in the bigs that throws high 90 heat in there and see if they stand in his way cause that ball would hurt like a son of a *****.



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    That, and baseball being widely considered "America's pastime" (softball equivalent), there's alot of US backlash for policies abroad and a lowbrow way to take a shot at the US (as per Real Sports on HBO).
    Nothing personal directed at you, DaddyMac, because I realize you're just talking about something you heard on Real Sports, but I think the notion that they're dropping baseball because it's "America's past-time" is laughable.

    Basketball was invented in America, so why don't they get rid of that? And before anybody says it's because the rest of the world is getting better at basketball and the USA isn't the only powerhouse anymore, remember that the USA doesn't exactly send a powerhouse baseball team to the Olympics.

    And people can't really make it an either-or situation with getting rid of sports. ("Either get rid of baseball or badminton/trampoline/handball.") That makes it sound like a budget issue, which I don't think it is. I think there's just not as much worldwide interest in baseball as in many of those other sports.

    America isn't the center of the world. Just because we think certain sports are stupid doesn't mean everyone else does.



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    The reason baseball and softball are on the chopping block is because Europe isn't into them. North America, South America and SE Asia love baseball but Europe, with the exception of Italy, hasn't bought in...



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    Re: Olympic boating vs. Baseball/Softball

    Don't forget there is now the "World Baseball Classic" which actually draws major leaguers that play in the US. It seems that the olympic baseball games are just minor leaguers/collegiate players.


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