Philobiblon: Some good news

Monday, July 11, 2005

Some good news

They've cancelled the softball and baseball in the 2012 Olympics, so Regent's Park won't be ripped up for the purpose of building a huge temporary stadium. I withdraw some of my earlier cumudgeoning (although not all of it - the Games are still bound to cost a mint and cause lots of disruption).


Blogger Ahistoricality said...

It might be a good thing to scale down the games. But baseball and softball are world-wide amateur sports which promote excellent values and skills. They're being cancelled because professional leagues weren't contributing enough star power (a la Olympic Basketball, which is a joke and a half). How about cancelling something where the world children's championship isn't watched by a billion people?

7/14/2005 12:28:00 am  
Blogger Natalie Bennett said...

Okay, hands up: I confess to a degree of Nimbyism here.

But while I know nothing about baseball, I spent many, many primary school hours being bored silly by softball, a watered-down, deskilled, dumbed-down version of baseball for the "girls" (just like netball v basketball) for which I can feel no sympathy whatsoever.

7/14/2005 01:11:00 am  

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