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Harvey Schiller, President of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) could perhaps see the writing on the wall this morning when he logged onto his Facebook page.

Perhaps more accurately, Schiller's friends and supporters of the game of baseball could see the writing on his wall.

At 9:00 this morning, Schiller wrote on his Facebook profile, "Don't be surprised if rugby and softball are voted in for 2016: men's rugby and women's softball. Answers both the gender and quality issue with decreased roster size. We'll know in about an hour."

As the clock struck 10:00 AM, Schiller's message seemed prophetic as the announcement was released by the IBAF after the announcement came from Berlin on
which two sports would be presented for vote in October in Copenhagen for re-instatement for the 2016 Olympics.

“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...

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