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May 22, 2009
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO FORMAT

As mentioned, there is no way to make it fair with 5 seeding games in a division such as the 12 team 60AAA. That means a team plays 5 of 11 possible teams. How can it possibly be done fairly with each team playing a similar assortment?

There could easily be multiple teams tied at 3-2 for the last playoff spot. How is that broken, and does a team lose out because they won by a lesser margin, but maybe against a better team?
Or perhaps because they lost the coin flip and the losing team in a particular game chose visitor, so they got no open inning>

The real issue I see is the fact that 60 teams play midweek and 144 (counting women's teams) on the weekend. This imbalance creates a field availability issue and the apparent answer to to use the format that has far fewer teams playing more than the minimum 5 games.

A midweek team can lose both seeding games and start fresh when elimination starts.

The weekend teams.....lose both Friday and you are in big trouble.

How about an entry discount for teams that have to play at Rancho San Dump?

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