Thus we have contingency based rosters. Though not transparent, written, unwritten, and fallible agreements do exist. Those of us on the outside should bargain our conscience against unabashed ridicule of such mediation. Compliance is a USSSA matter and should be recognized as such.
We are, dare I say it, ďprivilegedĒ in being witness to weekends filled with high end exposure for major talent. Yes, there are managers and sponsors which monopolize the system and fringe the lines of acceptable practices. Sure, we can judge and scrutinize such actions that are witnessed. But itís the behind-the-scenes activity that runs the pursuit of success. Patrons of this product speculating on what we donít know causes our bewildering sense of ownership on facts. Simply put, we just donít know.
This communication stage, The Old Scout, is a convenient forum in which to have open and candid discussion. I love the energy and banter everyone provides. Thank you for the entertainment. Enjoy the silly season, aka post season.