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The Braves’ ‘The Freeze’ Gets Shot at Olympics

Atlanta Braves groundsman Nigel Talton has become a viral celebrity for his alter ego “The Freeze.” His superpower? Being super fast and embarrassing fans that think they’ve got speed around the warning track of SunTrust Park.  Read more here.

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IOC Approves New Sports for 2020 Olympics, Baseball Hopes for Return to Lineup

120515CANDIDATE_fin_ ‚ ‚è‚QThe International Olympic Committee’s executive board on Monday approved the venues for eight more sports on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program, but baseball and softball still await the call.  Because of the popularity of the sports in Japan, they are seen as possible favorites to be reinstated in time for the 2020 Summer Games.  Read more here

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Baseball to Return to Olympics?

Olympics LogoBaseball and softball could return to the Olympic program for the 2020 Tokyo Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.  Read more here.

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Baseball Vying to Make Olympic Return

Olympics LogoLeaders of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet this week to decide which sport they will drop from the Summer Olympic Games in 2020.  IOC executives will then meet in Russia in May to decide which sport to add.  Baseball and softball are vying to get back in the international sports competition, after the sports were voted out in 2005 for the 2012 London Games.  Read more here.

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AirHogs Work to Bring Baseball Back to Olympics

PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs are doing more than defending their championship this weekend during a home stand.  The team is asking all Olympic baseball and softball fans to sign a petition of support to bring baseball and softball back to the 2020 Olympics. This year’s summer games in London mark the first time since 1984, when baseball was officially Continue reading

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