The supposed best hitter and definitely the highest paid guy in the game was trying to hit them out in the championship game and kept failing. Riley left lots of runners on in the ship. Had he changed his approach, SIS could have won the game. Runners on first and second in a close game and guys are trying to hit home runs, only to not succeed. You can't tell me these guys aren't good enough to hit backside, behind the runners into right field. There was so much open area to hit there. It was an easy double and maybe a triple had they done that.
As far as what the Smoky is, I get it, unlimited homeruns. A 3 hour game with homerun derby gets old to watch, to me atleast. It ends up being like the MLB derby or NBA dunk contest. You can only watch the same dunk or homers for so long. Why do you think they changed formats? The final innings of the ship was more entertaining to me, watching monsta get basehit after basehit and then seeing Bama launch one over the fence. I believe the following inning, same thing, and then Wik comes up and hits one in the gap, only for it to go over, helping pad the lead and eventually winning.