OT: Woke Up To Happy Olympic News

Discussion in '2016 Summer Olympics' started by RockyMTblue2, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. RockyMTblue2

    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    Soft ball will be back in the next Olympics. It left because of US dominance and international spite. Guess what. It is a great draw and in case you never noticed it is an immensely competitive and athletic sport. Very happy for the US collegiate sport to have it return.

    Baseball, softball to return to Summer Olympics in 2020 | Fox News

    OBTW: Go Raybestos Brakettes! 'Course they were playing on an asbestos land fil but...:rolleyes:
     
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  2. pinotbear

    pinotbear Silly Ol' Bear

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    Lot of softball fans on the board, Rocky - I coached it for 20 years, Tony's got a deep background, and others do as well.
     
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  3. Woof 101

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    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    I'll double up on that. JJ was a force of nature. She could make anyone look ridiculous.

    753 career wins and 46 losses.

    You read it right!
     
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  5. BigBird

    BigBird Et In Hoc Signo Vinces

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    But the decision only puts it in for 2020. Oly games after 2020 are yet to be decided.

    Count me in as one who follows the yellow ball. Of all the sports I covered on radio, I enjoyed softball more than any other. I think it is one of the most difficult sports to broadcast well, and one of the most rewarding. Several of the athletes I met are still good friends with whom I enjoy staying in touch.

    And on our campus, if you needed help with your homework, ring up either the volleyball or softball players. Team GPA of 3.75 wasn't uncommon. Great kids!
     
  6. DaddyChoc

    DaddyChoc His Chockishness

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    VolNation has a lot of post on softball, seems that its big in the south
     
  7. meyers7

    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    Still can't understand why there needs to be softball for women???? Makes no sense.
     
  8. Beemer

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    I played varsity softball for four years in high school, then rec league until I had to quit at 36. Loved the game and I still miss playing. My body doesn't though lol

    I'm glad it will be back for 2020.
     
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  9. Woof 101

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    No spitting match here Meyers but sometimes common sense does not make sense to everyone. :) If this is sarcasm I missed it. ;)
    In another realm it's like thinking wolves and sheep have the same game..... :D
     
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    Terrific story.
     
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  11. meyers7

    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    Why can't they just play baseball?
     
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