-Very competitive and much more level playing field. When I first started playing conf in 2010 our goal was to be the highest finishing B team or win at least 3 games.
-Great fields, umpires and online tracking (bracket, roster, stats, ) is beyond anything else out there for slow pitch.
And here is the main reason the conf is better now than 10 years ago...and maybe DW, TM, or others can confirm but hearing rumors the last couple of years of player compensation is an all time high! Even going back to the 70s, 80s, 90s.
-B teams paying $500 per Weekend.
-Players receiving 20k cash in advance to play
-100k 3 year contracts
-400-500k multi year contracts which equals 80-100k per year
Am I wrong?
If no conf, this type of money isn't being paid.
Just my professional opinion.