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League Schedules

Post by sixofdiamonds » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:41 pm

Since last fall, certain leagues have been playing under a new scheduling format. The goal behind the new format is to have two evenly matched leagues (American and National) where teams play every team in their league as well as some teams in the other league. This affords a nice variety of games for each team. The old format with A and B divisions limited my ability to offer this variety - a common complaint among team managers. My goal is to maintain this variety while at the same time maintaining some semblance of order when playoff time arrives. This past spring we almost had a very good A division men's team playing at Hatfield for the B division title. We actually did see a very good A division coed team have to do just that and it might happen again this spring in the Monday Coed league. The reason it happened was because the very good teams had too many games against the other very good teams. That left the door open for the teams with the softer schedule to slip into the A bracket while pushing the A level teams into the B bracket. This is being addressed as we move forward.

Starting with the summer season, the evenly matched league schedules will have a very nice variety of games with match-ups that should produce the appropriate results. If an 'A' quality team fails to make it to the 'A' post season, it will be because the A team wasn't good enough and NOT due to a tough vs. easy schedule.

Please understand, the new format is a work in progress and I ask for some patience while I figure out the best way to implement it. Almost every manager I talked to likes it. Unfortunately, getting it perfect on the first try ain't ever gonna happen. I'm not that smart. Plus I'm getting old. Lol

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Re: League Schedules

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:43 am

Just to clarify...
The new scheduling format has no A or B division in the regular season. There is only an American League and a National League. Once the regular season is complete, the top 2 finishers in each league will play for the A title. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place finishers will play for the B title. It's that simple.

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Re: League Schedules

Post by CRCSkipper » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:11 am

When will the fall schedule be coming out?

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Re: League Schedules

Post by sixofdiamonds » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:18 am

Approximately 1 week prior to the end of the summer season.

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Re: League Schedules

Post by CRCSkipper » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:14 pm

Thanks!

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