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COLUMN: Softball’s Olympic dreams remain uncertain

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

JULY 8, 2014 BY JIM ALEXANDER

IRVINE, Calif. — There are anthems, flags and, to some degree, national pride involved here this week, where World Cup of Softball IX has relocated in a one-year hiatus from its Oklahoma City home.

And while watching this international event in expanded, 2,000-seat Deanna Manning Stadium — normally the home of CIF championship and national travel ball tournament final games — you can’t help but think that this sport and this atmosphere deserve a bigger, grander stage.

You know, the one with the five interlocking rings. Continue Reading