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    Filed at 1:43 am under by dcobranchi

    How is that air rifling is considered an Olympic sport and baseball and softball aren’t.

    9 Responses to “OLYMPICS QUESTION”


    Comment by
    Lydia
    August 9th, 2008
    at 11:55 am

    Yes, but. If Chicago gets the Olympics in 2016, don’t they have the option to introduce a new sport of their choice? And wouldn’t they *obviously* choose baseball?


    Comment by
    COD
    August 9th, 2008
    at 6:41 pm

    If it’s Chicago it’ll probably be softball Chicago style, played with the extra large ball and no gloves.
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    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 10th, 2008
    at 8:37 am

    Wait — isn’t Jason Bay’s leftie sister in Beijing right now, competing in softball for Canada?


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 10th, 2008
    at 10:07 am

    Baseball and softball won’t be Olympic sports after 2008.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 10th, 2008
    at 10:08 am

    And Bay’s sister is a progressive? I always knew I liked Canadians. 🙂


    Comment by
    COD
    August 10th, 2008
    at 10:57 am

    That’s as close as Daryl will ever get to a pro Red Sox statement 🙂


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 10th, 2008
    at 1:06 pm

    Btw, did anybody else see President Bush on TV playing beach volleyball with the USA women, in his blue button-down with the big sweat stain on the back? It was SO odd —


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 10th, 2008
    at 1:17 pm

    And late last night did you see the interview with the gold, silver and bronze women in sabre, all USA, and including homeschooled Rebecca Ward? They didn’t even mention she was homeschooled though, which in a way was better just to have be be another college-bound American medalist — the interviewer merely said she needed to get back home before the end of the Olympics, for Duke freshman orientation. 🙂

    All three were all just as cute and strong-looking as the beach bouncers, and smarter-seeming maybe because they weren’t in bikinis?

    But I guess the President doesn’t fence, or else they won’t let him play with swords, or maybe he just doesn’t stay up that late? 😉


    Comment by
    COD
    August 10th, 2008
    at 6:28 pm

    Unfortunately, the United States Fencing Association was just taken over by the USOC due to a $1 million budget shortfall, so the odds of the USFA capitalizing on this to build fencing’s popularity is slim.

    How can a sport that boils down to giving young kids real metal swords and requiring them to hit each other not be the most popular sport in America?