Comments on: Hey, Bud Selig: Time to Let MLB Players in the Olympics http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/hey-bud-selig-time-to-let-mlb-players-in-the-olympics.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: TNBucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/hey-bud-selig-time-to-let-mlb-players-in-the-olympics.html#comment-31702 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:07:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60662#comment-31702 Nice article and I agree. I’m not much of a hockey fan but I really like Olympic hockey because of the passion the players display in representing their countries. I’ve always loved World Cup soccer for the same reason. It’d be neat to see baseball get that kind of exposure beyond the WBC which suffers from its timing. But of the commissioners for the major sports, Selig is by far the least visionary.

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By: Cocktailsfor2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/hey-bud-selig-time-to-let-mlb-players-in-the-olympics.html#comment-31692 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60662#comment-31692 Or, we could take ALL professionals OUT of the Olympics, because they are supposed to be for “amateur” athletes? This would include not only hockey players, but tennis players, cyclists – anyone who is paid to play the sport.

An unpopular view, I’m sure…

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By: piratemike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/hey-bud-selig-time-to-let-mlb-players-in-the-olympics.html#comment-31690 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:18:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60662#comment-31690 I used to like the Olympics back when there were three networks and we were starved for something to watch. Now when the O games are played I avoid them like the plague.
If you like the O games you watch them but leave baseball alone, it has enough problems without the mess this would create.
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Besides the French hate us and their judges always cheat us.:)

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By: maguro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/hey-bud-selig-time-to-let-mlb-players-in-the-olympics.html#comment-31668 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:19:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60662#comment-31668 Doesn’t matter, the IOC isn’t going to reinstate Baseball/Softball in any case. They’re going to reinstate wrestling, which it never should have dropped in the first place.

I personally would hate it as a baseball fan if they shut down MLB for two and half weeks so that a bunch of Olympic games could get shown at 3 AM on Versus and CNBC.

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