From a press release just issued by the International Baseball Federation following the sports’ failure to make the 2016 Olympic Games:
The IBAF would like to congratulate golf and rugby on their selection today. Both will be welcome additions to the Olympic programme and should add great excitement to which ever city is selected to host the Olympic Games in 2016. We also want to wish nothing but the best to karate, roller sports, softball and squash, who were also not selected today.
I don’t think anyone outside of the IBAF was truly screaming for baseball to get back into the Olympics. Everything that’s cool about the sport runs counter to a five-day tournament between nation-states anyway.
I’m sure a few trainers and pitching coaches are happy about this too.