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July 28, 2010
Men's 50
1375 posts
Just curious....
What would guys rather do? Hit homers and lose, or not hit any and win?

In other words, what do guys find a higher priority and which do they enjoy more. Based on some comments on here, I just wonder what it takes to "enjoy" the game and experience.
July 28, 2010
1610 posts
For me it would be not hit any hr's and win
July 28, 2010
Men's 55
248 posts
Since winning should be the goal of every team upon entering any game, then the latter would be my choice. But as you well know, homeruns are part of the game. In most of the tournaments that I have played in since 2002, the HR limit very seldom is reached by both teams in any game. I have played against teams who have come out blasting the ball against us, reach their HR limit early, and take early leads. And when that limit has been reached, we go to work, with consistent hitting, and use the HR's when needed. I would rather have a team loaded with reliable consistent hitters, but in the Major and Major-plus brackets, most teams have those guys in place. Being able to depend on someone to deliver a HR in a time of need is also a great thing to have.
July 30, 2010
238 posts
I enjoy hitting HRs but the name of the game is WIN. However, I don't understand the limit issue. If all levels were unlimited, then the teams with a lot of power will separate themselves and move up. If the 5 run rule per inning is in effect, then the innings will get over quicker and we get to play the full game. I don't think beating a team because they ran out of HRs is a significant achievement. Basically it means we won because we tied there hands behind there back.
July 31, 2010
Omar Khayyam
1243 posts
Hitting my first home run after 50 years of playing was a thrill. The thrill was lessened when I realized it was entirely due to the new super bat. Like hitting a tennis ball over the fence.

I played on teams for those fifty years that seldom hit home runs, but we had a winning record almost every year and we had fun. Actually, I have always realized that it is still a game. Winning is fun, but I don't get buoyed up by it for hours. In the same way, I'm not dragged down by a loss.

To answer your question, I would rather hit no homers and win than hit homers and lose. Wins in this way are usually the result of a team effort, not just resting on the back of the number four hitter.
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