Olympics move to DROP Baseball

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by SoccerScout, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Internacional Porto Alegre
  2. eric d

    eric d Member

    Sep 9, 1998

    Is it that you are retarded, or just a wind up merchant? I vote for the former.
  3. odg78

    odg78 Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    North Carolina
    As Grandpa Simspon once said, "A little from Column A, a little from Column B."
  4. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    they've moved to drop baseball and softball in favor of golf and rugby

    don't worry though... i've heard they've added chess as well.
  5. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    I don't know about golf but assuming they add Sevens rugby, I think it's a good move.

    Sevens can use the same fields as soccer, requires less players than baseball, each match is 20 minutes long (iirc) and one team can play 3 matches a day, it's perfect for a short event like the Olympics. It's also one less stadium (that will go unused) the host city has to build.
  6. Boro_lad

    Boro_lad New Member

    baseball was part of the olympics?
  7. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Yes, and I can tell that you want to know more. :D

    It's been a medal sport since Barcelona '92 and a demonstration sport in '84 and '88. It has been an exhibition sport a few times, as early as 1912.

    Cuba has two golds and a silver while Japan has a bronze and a silver. Can't think of anyone else who's done well...
  8. Pepper

    Pepper New Member

    Dec 17, 1999
    Southeast Missouri
    Japan has won a gold. United States.

    Holland was the first team to beat Cuba in the Olympics. Strange, but true.

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