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Nov. 11, 2010
LineDrive
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question 4 Major Plus teams??

I've read most of the posts on this subject and it looks like people would like to hear the opinions from other M+ teams. Having run many tournaments and helped with Associations, I can tell you that most of the comments are upside down. The lower divisions are where the majority of the teams play, so I don't think that it is likely that anyone would want to change their rules to cater to the upper divisions. Making lower divisions play upper teams will only have the lower teams not want to come back, which will eventually trickle down, causing tournaments to have less and less teams. Just seeing this association growing proves that point. We would love to come and play more teams, but the economy doesn't allow the travel the way we used to. Especially flights. We don't mind the mixture of divisions. I question the equalizing rules, because we not only have a lowered home run limit, but we are forced to give up additional runs that we quite possibly can't make up. One of my teammates had a suggestion that we give the other team "up to" the 5 runs throughout the game. That way, if they score 3 runs in an inning, you would add 2. 3 the next inning would get 2 more, an so on until they get their 5. However, if they get all 5's they wouldn't get any runs, because they proved they are equal to the team they are playing. I thought that was a good idea. But the reality is that we want to play, and I am realistic enough to know that losing one M+ team is better than losing 30 M and AAA teams. So we need to deal with it. If we are the better team, the equalizer will be just that (Like handicap in bowling). As far as the awards comments, I believe that if everyone is paying the same, they should be earning the same awards. But I also agree that there should be some type of incentive to encourage teams that can play up, to play up. No one cares for a team, or player, that just plays down to win a ring.
Sorry if it was long winded.
Nov. 11, 2010
LineDrive
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question 4 Major Plus teams??

I've read most of the posts on this subject and it looks like people would like to hear the opinions from other M+ teams. Having run many tournaments and helped with Associations, I can tell you that most of the comments are upside down. The lower divisions are where the majority of the teams play, so I don't think that it is likely that anyone would want to change their rules to cater to the upper divisions. Making lower divisions play upper teams will only have the lower teams not want to come back, which will eventually trickle down, causing tournaments to have less and less teams. Just seeing this association growing proves that point. We would love to come and play more teams, but the economy doesn't allow the travel the way we used to. Especially flights. We don't mind the mixture of divisions. I question the equalizing rules, because we not only have a lowered home run limit, but we are forced to give up additional runs that we quite possibly can't make up. One of my teammates had a suggestion that we give the other team "up to" the 5 runs throughout the game. That way, if they score 3 runs in an inning, you would add 2. 3 the next inning would get 2 more, an so on until they get their 5. However, if they get all 5's they wouldn't get any runs, because they proved they are equal to the team they are playing. I thought that was a good idea. But the reality is that we want to play, and I am realistic enough to know that losing one M+ team is better than losing 30 M and AAA teams. So we need to deal with it. If we are the better team, the equalizer will be just that (Like handicap in bowling). As far as the awards comments, I believe that if everyone is paying the same, they should be earning the same awards. But I also agree that there should be some type of incentive to encourage teams that can play up, to play up. No one cares for a team, or player, that just plays down to win a ring.
Sorry if it was long winded.
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