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Arguments are being made for which sports should be included as part of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Today, the International Baseball Federation made its pitch to the Olympic committee about being re-included in the Olympics. Baseball and softball were decided to not be included in the 2012 Olympics in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Olympic baseball stats

Posted in Sportson Jul 31, 2008

Here are a few statistics about Baseball at the Olympics:
2004 Olympic Medalists
Gold: Cuba
Silver: Australia
Bronze: Japan

2000 Olympic Medalists
Gold: USA
Silver: Cuba
Bronze: Korea

All-time medal leaders
Cuba (3 Gold, 1 Silver)
USA (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)
Japan (1 Silver, 2 Bronze)

And some background information from Wikipedia:

Baseball became an official sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics, with the familiar eight team tournament. Players were required to be amateurs. The tournament consisted of a round-robin, in which teams played each of the other teams, followed by semifinals and finals. The format of the competition has remained the same since then, with the only major change being that starting in 2000 players were not required to be amateurs.

Baseball, more than just a game

Posted in Socialon May 6, 2005

About the best ending for a baseball game is to be down, in the bottom of the nineth, with two outs and two strikes, three balls, with the bases loaded, only for the batter to hit a grand slam home run.

Tonight was almost as good. Bottom of the nineth. Down by one point. A play stole home to tie up the game. Two runners on bases: second and third. Two outs, with no balls, two strikes. Not exactly our strongest player up to bat, but he hit a home run to instantly win the game by three points. What an ending!

But there is more to baseball than the game. Its about who you watch the game with. I’m pretty convinced that even if the cougars had lost the baseball game, it still would have been the best baseball game I’ve ever been too.


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