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Discussion: major plus teams

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Dec. 3, 2012
grumpy55
Men's 60
102 posts
major plus teams
I don't recall discussions on this. I am not a M+ player but have friends that play in the Plus divisions. Since the M+ teams in each division don't have many teams to play, why not combine 50+ and 55+ together and 60+ and 65+ together. Just a thought.
Dec. 3, 2012
Tim Millette
499 posts
Grumpy, I think that idea should be incorporated with a small twist....it should be manditory....

50+ Champions play in 40+ World and are given five runs.

55+ Champions play in 50+ Worlds and are given five runs.

65+ champions play in 60+ World and are given five runs.

If non of those Championship teams Want to move up.... Allow then instead to keep six players and return to the Plus Division they just won....


Dec. 3, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
403 posts
If 6 M+ players kept.
Who will be the new replacement players?
Could be a swap with a sister M+ team. Would this be Good?
So, may need some thaught if this direction is taken.

A tough path so our fellow friends in M+ can have the joy of playing Senior Softball.

C
Dec. 3, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4395 posts
Why not just move teams up or down using the 'stats' they compiled for this meeting along with the ones thy normally use which is not enough, imo.
Also, I believe 7 players are required to keep a team intact but it might be 6 as crusher mentions...
I can't see cutting a team in half as it were, for this.
TIM, crusher;
Maybe it your teams cuts your IF out and forms a new team along with the 9th batter, who ever he is, you could form another team... ouch. If that is good just take the person who plays every other position, p,(c),1,(2),3, (ss), etc, out.... ouch.
Easier to move teams up\down that to split and cause hard feelings.
Dec. 3, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
403 posts
taits - I do not have an answer, whoever makes a decision really needs to think about it.

If you get so good your team is dominate then U move up, break up or move down 5 years. In some cases it would not be fair to the 5 year younger team to be forced to compete against the team moved down..

Not Easy.

C
Dec. 3, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4395 posts
crusher,
I agree on the last part but one would or should think turnabout t fair play. same should apply to the others. Kinda a devils advocate there.
I do firmly believe far too many are kept down and sure have the ability to move up fairly easy. Sure I see them complain but after a few they settle in and some are even at the point they could go up again after two years.
I watch many CA teams, my primary focus but see others in the 1\2 spot quite often with close scores. While they may suffer for awhile up one I think they may learn a couple things as well.
Some Ca teams won 3 titles last couple years, no move...go figure there.
Ok, they are likely one of the few they look at here or less than 4 teams but scores are something else too.
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