Major League Baseball is using its financial muscle to support the U.S. women's softball team. The team already is assured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics while the American men's baseball team struggles to qualify. MLB struck a deal to become presenting sponsor of the women's "Stand Beside Her" tour. The U.S. will play a five-month slate of exhibition games leading up to the Olympic tournament from July 22-28. MLB senior vice president for baseball operations Kim Ng says “even though we're not the same sport, there are so many similarities that you just can't ignore.”