Baseball hopes for joint '16 bid

Updated: February 25, 2009, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Baseball hopes to submit a joint bid with softball in an effort to gain reinstatement to the Olympics for the 2016 Summer Games.

The presidents of the International Baseball Federation and the International Softball Federation are scheduled to meet Thursday in Orlando, Fla., to discuss baseball's idea. Because the sports are among seven competing for a maximum of two openings on the 2016 program, baseball argues that a joint bid would improve both its own chances and those ...

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