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Baseball and softball join up for Olympic bid

Updated: October 15, 2012, 6:44 AM ET
Associated Press

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ROME -- The International baseball and softball federations signed an agreement Monday to join forces in a bid to get back into the Olympics, while proposing a shortened tournament they hope will attract Major League Baseball players.

The International Baseball Federation and International Softball Federation announced a memorandum to move ahead with a proposed merger that would be overseen by an eight-person joint committee.

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