Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Baseball and Softball out?

I can't believe this decision by the International Olympic Committee to eliminate baseball and softball from the 2012 Olympics in London. What an utterly asinine decision. When people can get gold medals in ballroom dancing, I think one of the most popular sports in the world (baseball) deserves a spot at the table. It is not an American sport, as evidenced by our team not even getting a medal last year. Yes, we don't have major leaguers participate. That's something to negotiate, not get rid of it all. It's also sad to get rid of women's softball when it's only been around for a few years. It takes a while for the world to catch up in women's athletics, as evidenced by women's soccer.

Frankly, it's almost as bad a decision to not add golf to the mix. Why in the name of all that's holy is golf not an Olympic event? Wouldn't it be amazing to see Tiger go for a gold medal? That would be a huge moneymaker for the Olympics.

These people are morons. Real sports need to be in the Olympics, not the wuss no-name sports that are shoved down our throats.

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