Bring baseball back to the Olympics!

But if the IOC doesn't want the sport, how about co-ed softball instead?

Updated: August 1, 2012, 12:58 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Pingpong is an Olympic sport.

So is badminton. And trampoline. Shooting, too. The always popular rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming as well, of course. And golf is being added for 2016.

But baseball is not being played at these London Games. Nor will it be four years from now, when the Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro.

Baseball is the national pastime of countries in North America, the Caribbean and Asia, a sport that has sent players raised in Italy, ...

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