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Discussion: Home Run Rule?

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Dec. 7, 2009
Men's 60
496 posts
Home Run Rule?
I'd like your opinions on the Home Run Rule. Do you like the rule now? If you were to change it would you go to One up or a single after a HR? Would you modify it for the higher divisons and younger players?

Dec. 7, 2009
Men's 55
72 posts
Texas Silverbacks would like the 1-Up rule back whatever the initial number of home runs is. Since we play AAA I will comment that we would like 3 HRs and then 1-Up. Don't really have an opinion about when you reach your 3 and the other team hasn't...whether additional home runs should be an out or a single. If forced to vote on singles or outs, we would say 3 HRs, 1-Up, singles.

Dec. 7, 2009
316 posts
i think the one home run rule in AA then and out is right, thats to keep power hitters where they belong.

i would like to see AAA go back to one up then singles that seems to even the teams pretty good.

cant speak about major or major plus teams i dont play on any of them, but i think input from those two would make good sense.
Dec. 8, 2009
Men's 70
291 posts
Somewhat agree with LP... Keep the power hitters out of AA with one HR and then outs ... I would prefer one-up and outs for AAA... Helps to keep the long-ballers at the major and major+ level, where they should be.
Dec. 8, 2009
Men's 60
106 posts
Marv 19, PlanoPlayer, and LP. I respect your opinions and understand your reasoning. I would like to share a different prospective. I witnessed a set of games at the Winter Worlds that the Home Run rule balanced the game. I saw a AAA team hit 15 homeruns in two games. The unfortunate part was that all homeruns after they reached their magic number of three were outs. The team had a few open inning because of balls hit over the fence and put the team in a hole. The team was an excellent group of players with a lot of talent. However a team that hits 15 homeruns in two games is not a AAA team and would probable be on the high end of Major or Major+. The rule balenced the game for both teams competing. Both pitchers were not subjected to lazer shots back at the pitcher but skilled hitters placing the ball to all parts of the field. Whether you are a Major+, Major, AAA, or AA player, you have the skills to compete and probable place the ball wherever you want to. Let's let teams play within their skill range and properly place homerun hitting teams in the catagories that support the skill level as well. Don't change the Home Run Rule because it is doing exactly what it was intended to do. Keep an even playing field for all of us.
Dec. 9, 2009
Men's 65
2237 posts
Pianoplayer-enjoyed playing against you in PHX,(we are the Desperados) and we hope to travel in your direction next year and play you again.Personally I agree with you on the 3 hr and then 1-up, but then maybe an out.
TGill- talking about the Bandits in PHX with all the HR's they hit in AAA, same thing. Word was they hit 10 against Los Vatos and lost. On our best day with the wind blowing out about 30 and at altitude, we couldn't hit 10. As much as I don't like it to be an out because 'ooops! happens', I think it should be an out after 3 unless in a one up situation.
Dec. 9, 2009
238 posts
My opinion only and not speaking for the team. I would rather see unlimited HRs at all levels. This way the better teams are moved quicker to the next level. I have played AAA and Major ball and I don't see that many HRs hit. However, if they need to be restricted why would anyone ever say if you hit a ball that well, it is an out? Good bats or not. and the reason for having these bats is to keep the game honest. Remember, it wan't that long ago when some teams used cheater bats in National competition. Pass the bat and hear the sound. I beleive the % is far less now - just opinion no facts. Also remember, for most of us, we like to play with our friends and some have the ability to hit the ball far and some do not. so saying that HR hitters should move to the higher level is now dictating that friends should not play with friends - and that is a shame.
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