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Men's Baseball Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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3 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

Olympic baseball gets a huge talent-pool boost

 

Players on 40-man rosters not in the major leagues will be eligible for the Olympics.  That's a big boost for the sport since originally anyone on a 40-man roster would not be allowed to participate in Tokyo.

YESSSS!!! Would have loved if MLB players could play, but we don’t live in a perfect world. We can see some very talented prospects at the games along with pros from the Korean & Japanese leagues. It is huge for the development of young players.

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Tim Tebow will play the qualifiers for the Phillipines.

 

He's a former NFL quarterback, where he scored 17 touchdown passes and 12 touchdown rushes, but also 9 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost.

 

Since 2016 he plays baseball. In 2018 he batted .273 at the AA Eastern League, but in 2019 he batted .163 at the AAA International League.

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Philippines??? Really??

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1 hour ago, bmo said:

Philippines??? Really??

 

yes, he was born there while his parents were serving as missionaries...

the whole family moved back to the USA only when he was 3 years young...

therefore, because he was born in the Philippines, he could easily get the local citizenship and play for them in the international sport events...

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35 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

yes, he was born there while his parents were serving as missionaries...

the whole family moved back to the USA only when he was 3 years young...

therefore, because he was born in the Philippines, he could easily get the local citizenship and play for them in the international sport events...

Did not know that.

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3 hours ago, NaBUru38 said:

Tim Tebow will play the qualifiers for the Phillipines.

 

He's a former NFL quarterback, where he scored 17 touchdown passes and 12 touchdown rushes, but also 9 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost.

 

Since 2016 he plays baseball. In 2018 he batted .273 at the AA Eastern League, but in 2019 he batted .163 at the AAA International League.

 

He's playing in the qualifiers for the World Baseball Classic, not the Olympics.  The Philippines are not a part of Olympic baseball qualifiying

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"The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), together with host Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) and the Chinese Taipei Professional Baseball League (CPBL), today announced that the WBSC Baseball Final Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020, scheduled to take place in Taichung and Dou Liu, TPE, from 1-5 April, has been postponed to 17-21 June due to player, personnel and spectator health and safety measures against the spread of the coronavirus".

https://www.wbsc.org/news/final-olympic-baseball-qualifier-postponed

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44 minutes ago, Wumo said:

"The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), together with host Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) and the Chinese Taipei Professional Baseball League (CPBL), today announced that the WBSC Baseball Final Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020, scheduled to take place in Taichung and Dou Liu, TPE, from 1-5 April, has been postponed to 17-21 June due to player, personnel and spectator health and safety measures against the spread of the coronavirus".

https://www.wbsc.org/news/final-olympic-baseball-qualifier-postponed

 

That's not good.  But makes sense, especially considering 1 of the participating teams is China.

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On 29/02/2020 at 04:01, bmo said:

YESSSS!!! Would have loved if MLB players could play, but we don’t live in a perfect world. We can see some very talented prospects at the games along with pros from the Korean & Japanese leagues. It is huge for the development of young players.

Still depending on whether or not The teams decide to give the players the option or keep them on the roaster, hoping that in LA 2028 it will be possible that all MLB players Could and would be in 

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55 minutes ago, Dnl said:

Still depending on whether or not The teams decide to give the players the option or keep them on the roaster, hoping that in LA 2028 it will be possible that all MLB players Could and would be in 

 

it will still be hard because of the majors going on in the same time, they need to stop it, i wish , but i'm skeptical

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