Now you have every asshole in the country paying C players that get gassed up, shave a bat, and expect a check. WTF.
TM is right. The game needs to go back to regional/state programming before its gone. Because letting the players run it for the last 20 years has killed it. Think about it. Most every team had a bar sponsor. And we all went back to the bar after league night and tournaments and tore the place up. And they couldn't give us more money fast enough to get into another tournament or league.
Another huge problem is the manufacturers. One of them makes E players bat reps. WTF. They all are guilty of trying to beat the tests and make the hottest bat. At what expense? No league night guy wants to die playing the game. So they sell 1/10th of the bats they used to. I gotta hand it to these guys. Congrats, you helped kill the sport that made you guys money.
The bat manufacturers ought to get together at a summit every year and pick a standard. Then test BP each other bats and say who has to dial theirs back. If they all made bats that performed nearly the same, they all could co-exist and make the sport better.
You can go down the path you are where everyone will play E or quit and the sport goes away or you can fix it. Yippee I'm an E player hitting no home runs. WTF
Someone with half a ####ing brain needs to take the sport away and run it right.
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