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Discussion: Moving On Up 3

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Jan. 13, 2012
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Moving On Up 3
I have received an explanation as to why the Fangrabbers were moved up to Major+ after only one tournament in which they didn't win. It is as follows.

Categories of Change:[1] Winning a World/National Championship the year before; [2] A successful Rating Appeal; or [3] Performance based changes Up or Down.
The Fangrabbers move-up fell in the third group.
Performance Based Changes means that an analysis of a team's performance over time in all SSUSA tournaments played during the previous two years indicates they are consistently losing in their rating group by more than 5.0 runs RPG (a DOWN rating indicator) or consistently winning by more than 5.0 RPG (an UP rating indicator). In the UP category, there is also one other UP indicator, and that's if the team in question is hitting significantly more HR's than the Rulebook Maximum for their division.

The bottom line is the Fangrabbers hit too many HR's in the tournament. The nor Cal Reds obviously didn't hit enough HR's. So by this nonsensical logic it appears that the Fangrabbers are the better team because they hit more HR's and thus deserve the move to Major+. Real world common sense would tell you that hitting more HR's AND winning the tournament would be sound reason for a move-up. All these years in competitive sports and I thought it was about winning, how silly of me. The SSUSA achievement standard now appears to be HR's while winning has become secondary. Where is our trophy for winning the tourney HR total?

However, I'm grateful for the explanation and will now put it to bed and get ready for a boring year in Major+ with only one tourney (Worlds, with a variety of teams) to look forward to. Best Regards, Leon
Jan. 13, 2012
Men's 50
2609 posts
Sounds like instead of playing actual games there should just be home run derbies, since apparently this is a far more important way to evaluate teams than things like baserunning and defense. And clearly forget altogether about winning.
Jan. 13, 2012
Men's 65
4549 posts
Glad to see you got the explanation.
Now where was I? ... Oh yea, sandbagging I remember... Been their, saw that before...
Obviously you didn't do it.
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