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Discussion: Major and Major Plus

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Aug. 10, 2006
claw
4 posts
Major and Major Plus
This is my 3rd year in Major Plus 50's and I believe that the organizations need to change their structure of the "Upper" divisions. After years of playing the 40', where there were usually 30 to 50 teams at the Nationals and a dozen at locals, now there is a handful, sometimes 2. There is something very wrong when the incentive is to play down, not up. I suggest that they either merge the Major and Major Plus or at minimum merge them if there are less than 6 teams at a National. There is nothing at present to encourage the Major teams to play at a higher level, so I say let's reduce the number of HR allowed, make it a ground rule single (not basically a walk) for anything above 4, and let pool play/seeding games decide upper and lower divisions. Although I love playing with our team and against the few teams we see, it would be great to play against 20 or more teams at each tourney.
Aug. 11, 2006
conman44
13 posts
Total agree, getting kind of boring playing the same team every tourney... Time for a change...
Aug. 11, 2006
JTS2
Men's 55
88 posts
The associations are the big problem. They encourage teams to play down by having in most cases the same awards for AA as Major plus. They let tournamnet directors have AA and AAA only tournaments and they let teams that are moved up to move back down or break up and reform as new teams.
Why don't we restrict bats with each division. Let Major plus swing the Ultra II, major swing composite bats, AAA swing metal bats and AA swing wooden bats.
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