Re: Comp League @ Midwest
Posted by Funny on 3/6/2018, 3:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Comp League @ Midwest"
Comp players bring nothing to the park? Other than playing tournaments on the weekends 2-3/4 weekends a month Saturday & Sunday. Paying $300 a team. Staying almost all day, buying beer and food. You are right Comp players don't do anything extra for the park other than bring in THOUSANDS of dollars on weekends that regular league players don't bring in. See the part you are missing, is the "Comp Players" are 99.9% Tournament Players that spend more in a year on softball than any league player ever will. So yes we have more than earned our discount to pay less than your 1 MAYBE 2 night a week league player |
: The league fees being reduced by Midwest is a
: reduced cost no matter how you look at it.
: Fees were $500 and they are now $350.
: Factor in that you are paying the umpire
: now, and that only adds another $90. That's
: $440 opposed to the $500 it was last year.
: Now, did Midwest give discounts to comp
: teams? Yes. Does this mean comp. teams
: should continue to get a discount? NO! Why
: should it? What do you being to the table
: that benefits Midwest? Absolutely nothing.
: That isn't a jab. That's just the truth of
: the matter. However, you are getting another
: $50 discount because, to somebody else's
: above post, you don't want to hit the league
: balls that they provide. Therefore, you are
: hitting your own balls. Slow pitch softball
: is on the decline yet, for whatever reason,
: comp players want a discount for playing the
: game that they supposedly love. Midwest is
: a business and a business has to make money
: or they cease to be a business. 20 years
: ago, softball was a booming business and
: business was good. There were numerous
: parks all over the city and people put
: racquet balls and tennis balls in bats to
: "load" them to hit homeruns. Now,
: there are 2 major parks left, the amount of
: people playing the game is considerably down
: and any 120 lb. kid can shave their bat and
: hit homeruns. Pay at the plate for umpires
: is a better situation for the umpires. It's
: not about their taxes going down either.
: Midwest is under new management (thank God
: for that because Brandon was making the
: place sink fast) and I truly believe it can
: only get better. Give him a chance to make
: changes before you bash him. Give Midwest a
: chance to be the park that it once was.
: However, these changes cost money! The park
: is aging and you now have people in place
: that want to turn it back into something
: great again. Concession prices are going to
: be dropped down to a reasonable rate. They
: are fixing the deck, putting in a wireless
: system to make the scoreboards operate on a
: more consistent basis. You've got somebody
: running the place that is listening and
: attempting to turn it around. Give it a