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Men's Baseball Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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Nate River    176
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23 minutes ago, intoronto said:

Its a shame baseball only gets 6 spots and sports like field hockey get double that.

I think Baseball would be deserving of 12 spots if the MLB sent it’s best players. Until then, it’s a hard no for me.

 

Also, keep in mind baseball teams are the biggest teams in the Summer Olympics, and the second biggest teams in the Olympics period (only men’s hockey has bigger teams, and by one athlete) at 24.

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Jur    75

Can't baseball teams be smaller? It looks like a lot of people....

hace 19 minutos, phelps said:

Israel will not even take part into the qualification process, since most of the MLB players who started for them in the last WBC are not eligible for International play under the IOC rules...

and in any case, without their best MLB/Triple A players (they won't be able to show up at the final OQT because it will be held when the US leagues are already playing their season), they don't even exist on the Baseball chart...

Same thing happens for Spain, who came second in the last European, beaten by Netherlands in the extra time. Most of our team is made by latinos born to spanish inmigrants and don't have nacionality so they can't play the qualifiyer...

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hoversaBR    53

Thankfully, the US does not care about volleyball and does not have the best league in the world. :whistle:


 

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CCB    8
41 minutes ago, EselTheDonkey said:

 

Is this certain? How can Israel represent Africa? They lost in the qualification for the European Championships 2019: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Baseball_Championship_–_Qualification

 

And now they are representing Africa just like that? Israel isn't even in Africa. It's in Asia. And in Sports, athletes from Israel traditionally are part of the European Federations.

Ah! I somewhere read that Israel was a representative of Africa. But if they played in the European qualification, it would really surprise me if Israel can play in the OQT for Africa. Thanks for this information!

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phelps    520
53 minuti fa, Jur ha scritto:

Can't baseball teams be smaller? It looks like a lot of people....

 

no, because you need a lot of pitchers* to make a team...

 

*pitchers can't throw/play every game/every day...once you've thrown a certain number of pitches, then you need a few days rest before you're able to start a game once again...

and also relief pitchers, who normally throw a few pitches a game, once every 2/3 days of work they need a day off...

you just can't pitch when you're gassed out (and, moreover, it's very dangerous...the more workload you carry, the higher is the risk of injury...and especially for pitchers, elbow and shoulder injuries are lethal)...

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AlFHg    89

Tokyo2020_Qualification.pdf

here is the pdf version of the file

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Benolympique    83
il y a 12 minutes, AlFHg a déclaré:

Tokyo2020_Qualification.pdf

here is the pdf version of the file

I can not open the link

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NaBUru38    25

I think that the future of international baseball should be tours, like in rugby union.

 

Imagine if United States toured East Asia, or if Japan toured the Americas.

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Nate River    176
55 minutes ago, NaBUru38 said:

I think that the future of international baseball should be tours, like in rugby union.

 

Imagine if United States toured East Asia, or if Japan toured the Americas.

Is there really demand for that? In the US at least International baseball is an afterthought at best - I'm pretty sure the Little League World Series (which is played by literal pre-pubescent children) is a bigger deal than any International Baseball event here.

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NaBUru38    25

Exactly, that's why they should tour other countries. The Tokyo Dome or Foro Sol would sell out in minutes.

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