DW everyone knows youre a back pocket USSSA guy so of course you would say things like "greed comment is false" or a silly ass comment like "people complain about night games."
A worthless tournament that forces 150 teams to play overnight is absolutely a money grab and probably a negotiating factor when it comes to the broken promises by USSSA to the county. Hey look were holding larger tournaments so give us more time to meet our agreement. SMFH
Also im almost certain when teams were questioning night games they werent talking about playing 1am, 3am or 5am "night games" so please spare us with your weak rebuttal.
This is a complete lack of leadership and preparation by the self proclaimed greatest sanction in the country. You wont convince me that the heads of USSSA dont know how to run a tournament or prepare for a tournament of 150 teams. Just a few years ago before they started self destructing there was 150-250 team world tournaments being ran, almost flawlessly.
As for expanding, correct me if im wrong, but they included alot more classes into this challenge cup then in the previous year so it wouldnt take a rocket scientist to figure out how that happened.
Also please correct me if im wrong but the tournament format was completely changed from the original idea to pull in more money, I mean teams! Dont believe me? Just check out how the format was supposed to be one team from each state, at each class then turned into send as many teams as you want. You want further shady mess? Look at how many players that arent even representing the state they live in. How does that happen if directors are doing their jobs?
And lastly lets not act like pool play is doing any good. It has literally been implemented so USSSA could justify ridiculously inflated tournament cost.