Temporary revival of baseball at LA Olympics
Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed the opinion that it would be difficult to suspend the season during the 2028 LA Olympics.
According to the Associated Press on the 28th (Korean time), ahead of Game 1 of the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers, Commissioner Manfred said, “I welcome major league players to participate in the Olympics, but we have to play every day. We “We consider it very important to play the entire regular season,” he said.
Major League Baseball did not allow active big league players to compete in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics.
As baseball was adopted as an Olympic sport at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, some major league players were allowed to participate.
Although baseball was excluded from the 2024 Paris Olympics, it was re-adopted as an Olympic sport in 2028.
토스카지노Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies expressed his opinion, saying, “It is my dream to play for ‘Team USA.’ I think it would be really fun to take a break during the season and have major league players play.”
If Major League Baseball suspends its season and sends the Dream Team to the Olympics, they can have a say in the success of the event and the adoption of baseball as an official sport.
However, the Major League emphasized that playing 162 games per team is more important than the Olympics.
Korea won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, creating a legend of victory. Afterwards, baseball was removed from the Olympic Games. Baseball was temporarily revived at the Tokyo Olympics and will return at the LA Olympics.