"The International Olympic Committee ... voted yesterday in Singapore to drop softball and baseball from the 2012 Games," reports William Rhoden in a New York Times column.
He continues: "...make no mistake, this vote was aimed at the United States - a backlash against the lopsided dominance of women's softball and the perceived arrogance of the men's baseball."
In short, the American women are too good. And the American men? Well, they don't send their superstars. [Thanks for the link, Miriam!]