Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Olympics Newsbeat

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-24-2014

Milwaukee Journal, June 24, 1914:

Baseball was today rejected as one of the sports at the Olympic games, to be held in 1916 at Berlin. James E. Sullivan, head of the American delegation, requested that baseball be included, but the president, Baron Pierre De Coubertin, reminded him that it was necessary, in order to have baseball considered an international sport, that six countries should play the game.

Same as it ever was.

Not that it mattered. As you might imagine, Berlin was far too busy worrying about other things to host the Olympics in 1916.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: June 24, 2014 at 08:22 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, olympics

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dave Cameron: The Reimagining of a Game of Baseball

Instead of one nine inning game, each day’s contest will consist of a set of three games, each lasting three innings apiece. The games would be played consecutively, so that a day at the park would still consist of each team being allotted 27 outs; they would just be broken into a set of three distinct contests, rather than being the sum of one single event.

jayjay Posted: May 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb 2.0, olympics, the future, world baseball classic

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

OT: 2014 Winter Olympics Thread



 

 

” cols=“100” rows=“20”>

hopefully this isn’t jumping the gun too much, but i just can’t hold the snark in any longer. behold the glory of russian (the country, not the user here with the same screenname) bathrooms:


 

 

clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right Posted: February 04, 2014 at 10:48 PM | 494 comment(s)
  Beats: olympics

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baseball, softball weigh merger for Olympic bid

By their powers combined….

Baseball and softball could merge into one international governing body in hopes of returning to the Olympics.

The sports are meeting with Olympic officials this week to find out how much co-operation is required to regain their summer games status, International Softball Federation President Don Porter said Tuesday.

“There are a lot of benefits of being an Olympic sport. That is what you have to weigh against losing your identity,” Porter told The Associated Press.

Porter and International Baseball Federation (IBAF) President Riccardo Fraccari are meeting separately with IOC sports director Christophe Dubi to get a better idea of the bidding process for the 2020 Olympic program.

Fraccari said the sports “have to study many things.” Baseball-playing countries must first back a joint bid at a Dec. 3 meeting in Dallas.

Baseball and softball are competing with karate, roller sports, sports climbing, squash, wakeboard and wushu for one spot on the 2020 program. The IOC will vote on the sports in September 2013.

The IOC voted in 2005 to remove baseball and softball from the Olympic program after the 2008 Beijing Games.

Two years ago, baseball and softball failed to get IOC support for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics when offering separate proposals for women’s baseball and men’s softball. Golf and seven-a-side rugby, which offered men’s and women’s medal events, were voted onto the 2016 program.

Baseball and softball officials now agree, following IOC advice, that co-operation is their best hope of regaining Olympic status.

Gamingboy Posted: November 15, 2011 at 09:05 PM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: international, olympics

Thursday, September 01, 2011

al.com: Former Olympic baseball player charged with making meth near Loxley school

It’s B.J. Wallace.

Billy Lyle “BJ” Wallace Jr., 40, and Amber Sheree McKenzie, 29, were being held in Baldwin County Corrections Center as of Wednesday, both charged with first-degree manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wallace, a Monroeville native, pitched for the U.S. team in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and the Montreal Expos picked him third in that year’s amateur draft, signing the left-hander for $550,000, according to baseball-reference.com and Press-Register archives.

He set an Olympic record for strikeouts in a game by fanning 14 in a win over Italy, but he never reached the major leagues. ...

While his professional baseball career never prospered, Wallace put up impressive numbers in organized baseball.

In 1992, Wallace set a Mississippi State University school record with 145 strikeouts, according to baseball-reference.com.

Greg Franklin Posted: September 01, 2011 at 04:03 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: college, expos, olympics

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogHoward: David Ortiz shaping up to become first steroid era Teflon slugger
(56 - 1:23pm, Jul 30)
Last: SandyRiver

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3666 - 1:21pm, Jul 30)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-30-2014
(4 - 1:21pm, Jul 30)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogESPN: Twins Sign "Out Of Nowhere" Prospect
(62 - 1:15pm, Jul 30)
Last: AROM

NewsblogIn debate over MASN rights, MLB rules for Washington Nationals, but fight continues
(1 - 1:15pm, Jul 30)
Last: KT's Pot Arb

NewsblogSOE: Minor League Manhood - A first-hand account of masculine sports culture run amok.
(70 - 1:14pm, Jul 30)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(514 - 1:13pm, Jul 30)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogDodgers, Cardinals lead race for top trade deadline pitchers Lester, Price - CBSSports.com
(19 - 1:12pm, Jul 30)
Last: KT's Pot Arb

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-30-2014
(10 - 1:06pm, Jul 30)
Last: Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee)

NewsblogABC News: ‘Capital Games’: How Congress Saved the Baseball Hall of Fame
(62 - 12:35pm, Jul 30)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October

Newsblog‘Caucasians’ T-shirt mocking Cleveland Indians becomes hot seller on reserves
(29 - 12:17pm, Jul 30)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogAn Idiot in Exile
(8 - 11:40am, Jul 30)
Last: Der-K and the statistical werewolves.

NewsblogMASN TV Contract Pits Selig vs Nationals vs Orioles
(28 - 11:39am, Jul 30)
Last: Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-29-2014
(63 - 8:33am, Jul 30)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

SABR - BBTF ChapterWho's going to SABR??
(103 - 8:00am, Jul 30)
Last: Mike Emeigh

Page rendered in 2.9718 seconds
63 querie(s) executed