I agree with you that the Millennium Sunday Softball League should be using a 1-1 count especially when so many teams participate in ASA of PA Advance Play.
The Millennium Sunday Fall League began using the 1-1 count a couple of years ago, but it was a long drawn out vote that carried over to the message board before it was finally resolved by a small margin to use the 1-1 count.
Even though it was pointed out that teams would get back to their sponsors faster, in time for, and to get better seats for the Eagles/NFL 1:00 p.m. games.
To say the least, the vote was an exhausting process, that I personally never understood why, since it just made sense.
On the other hand it seems archaic to me that Millennium Sunday, the largest men's softball league in the state of Pennsylvania doesn't currently use a 1-1 count.
After all, Millennium Sunday is a leader when it comes to testing bats in the upper divisions and submitting line-ups each week to assure the playoffs will only have eligible players participating, besides using the safer 52/300 softball that compromises the effectiveness of shaved bats.
How many leagues anywhere can say they have implement these types of rules and guidelines to make for a better and safer league?
I would suggest that next year someone should make a motion to vote on the subject of using a 1-1 count in the league, of which I would totally support.
When it comes to using the distance of 70 ft. bases in the league, it would be nice if we were able to do so, but too many of the fields in the league would not be able to support that distance.
Now, if I hit the Mega Millions or Powerball this weekend, 70 ft. bases would not be an issue, since it would lead to building the most modern and state of the art softball complex in the country, with of course 70 ft. bases.
Andy, thanks for your post and I was glad to respond and shed some light on the questions you raised.