New IBAF leader has plans to shake up baseball

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

Newly elected International Baseball Federation president Riccardo Fraccari wants to shake up the sport's World Cup format and make another attempt to get back into the Olympics.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Fraccari discussed the possibility of making the World Cup a qualifying tournament for the World Baseball Classic.

Fraccari also said baseball needs to work with softball to get back in the Olympic program for the 2020 Games.