In the middle of the National League Championship Series, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper took time to talk about the return of baseball to the Olympic program.
Harper, who just turned 31 a couple of days ago, said that one of his biggest dreams is to be able compete in the Olympic Games under the United States jersey. In the fair of Los Angeles 2028 I could fulfill it.
I'll be older by then, so I don't know if they'll want me to be on the team, but it's always a dream. I mean, I think everyone's dream is to be in the Olympics. Especially getting here, being able to do that, I hope Major League Baseball talks about growing the game, and that's the way you grow it to the highest peak. You let the guys who play in the league take that break like in the NHL and see what happens.”
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While baseball and softball were featured at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, neither sport will be in Paris next summer. before returning in 2028 in Los Angeles.
The biggest problem that Major League players have is that the competition overlaps with the season. and according to multiple reports, the team owners are not interested in allowing their main figures to go away for a couple of weeks to the Olympics.
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