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Keith Olbermann Turned Down DWTS

The ABC hit "Dancing with the Stars" announced the cast for its 18th season Tuesday and, once again, not a single Major Leaguer was included.

I mean, it isn't like athletes haven't had success on the show.  Of its 17 winners, seven athletes (Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Helio Castroneves, Kristi Yamaguchi. Shawn Johnson, Hines Ward and Donald Driver) have brought home the mirror ball trophy with another seven finishing either second or third.

This time, however, even though the baseball world was again snubbed…we got close.

That's right, the self-proclaimed "baseball nerd" and host of ESPN2's show "Olbermann" claims he was offered a chance to dance this go 'round.

I've gotta think he turned it down because of his crazy schedule, but, man, it would have been fun to watch…even if he would have besmirched his seventh-grade dance class title.

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About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.