Posted by DW on October 12, 2019, 11:22 pm, in reply to "Major list and Watch list...."
Edited by board administrator October 13, 2019, 9:31 am
This response is written honestly and to the best of my ability. |
The Major and Watch Lists were voted on by 5 to 6 members of a committee that I ran and am responsible for. Although I can't specifically relay to you why an individual member voted a certain way for a specific player, I believe I am accurate in saying that some players were left on certain lists out of respect and the fact they haven't appealed or we haven't seen them play recently. I also believe all members of the committee voted to the best of their abilities with no bias or ill intent. Do I agree with all of the final votes on each player? I do not.
Hall and Salas each were top 5 hitters their last season in the conference and have not appealed. They were left on out of respect and because we haven't seen them play and they haven't appealed.
Fulk hit just over .500 this year and sent in an appeal to be dropped to the watch list and the committee voted 4-1 to grant the appeal. The public survey also showed Fulk as Watch List, Hall as Major list, and Salas as Major list.
Someone posted in this thread that I am "Condescending, a know it all, and I never played the game".
While most think I have never played the game and shouldn't be on a committee or involved in the game. I will tell you there is no part of me that wants to be on any classification committee or list committee. I will say I have played over 2,000 slow pitch games over a 30 year period. Does that mean I should be on a classification or list committee? Absolutely not.
Do I "know it all"? I do not. If I come across as a know it all on oldscout then I apologize because none of my posts are written like that, they are meant to be honest and informational and I am sorry.
If at the next managers meeting or at the convention, the Conference sponsors/managers/players could just say they want me removed from list and classification committees, my quality of life and stress levels would instantly get better. So I thank you in advance.