After a violent collision that likely knocked the Chinese catcher out of the Games was followed by an aggressive slide into the backup catcher, China's pitchers plucked five U.S. batters sending one to the hospital with a concussion.
I'm not sure which is worse: the ugly ending to the game, baseball losing its place in the Olympics, or the fact that the best the U.S. could do when fielding a team was Terry Tiffee. Tiffee inclusion does go a long way in explaining why baseball isn't taken seriously in the Olympics.
Is anyone shedding a tear over the fact that baseball is being dropped from the Olympics? I'm not. And I could give the IOC a list of about 10 other "sports" they could dump.