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Posted by Judge52 on 2/7/2017, 3:28 pm, in reply to "Re: Meeting"
SD, I think the biggest problem with this format is you literally make the regular season mean nothing. By doing that it has more of a negative effect on the league than a positive one. Years ago teams would move up and take their lumps and improve year to year. There have always been great teams in this league that "on paper" were better than the others. Those teams were knocked off their throne by young and upcoming teams. It's happened for years. Paragon gets used as the example in all of these arguments and I take it as a compliment to how hard our team has worked threw the years to become a solid team. But just look at the past couple years using us as an example. We have been beat the last two years in the playoffs by a really talented Tosco team. They earned those wins against us. Ribhouse wins last years "A" division. There is so much talent in norristown that there is no need to handicap teams to help them win. In a way it's almost disrespectful to do so. (And in no way Steve am I referring that you are being disrespectful). These teams moving up to A will do just fine. They are solid teams. Will they take some lumps? Maybe. But they will hand out quite a few too I'm sure. The league as a whole needs to be readjusted like you are doing not just for the "A" teams that are here. Norristown was once the place that all the talented players in the area wanted to play at because of the competition on a nightly basis. You need to have competition in order to make the league better. By handing teams a free pass to the playoffs you eliminate that competition. That won't solve anything and more than likely just complicate the situation. One of the greatest parts of playing a sport is the chance to compete against others, some who are better than you and some that are worse. That's the way sports work. If everybody was the same we can just hand out participation medals rather than tropheys.
Steve I hope this post in no way is taken in disrespect to what you and heels are trying to do for this league. You guys always try to make everybody happy. And it is appreciated very much so. But it's impossible to make everybody happy all the time. Thank you guys for all that you do for Norristown Softball.
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