The British aren't coming! The British aren't coming!
by Bob Timmermann
To Olympic baseball qualifying that is...
Team GB, the British international baseball squad, finally had to drop out of Olympic qualifying after the British Olympic Association decided against advancing the group £40,000 to compete in the final qualifier in Taiwan.
The final three spots for the 2008 Olympics will come from an eight-team tournament involving Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan to most of us), Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, and Germany. The Germans are replacing the British.
Also, in Lahore, Pakistan WAPDA defeated the Pakistani National Police team 7-6 in the National Baseball championships. The Army team routed Balochistan 17-2, but Balochistan, as we all know, is through to the second round.