SUPER TEAMS A PROBLEM?
One of the biggest complaints I receive year in and year out is that the league is “unfair” for almost every team that isn’t named the Jammers and how we should not allow so called “super teams” to exist in the league. To this I say, "wrong".
Let me walk you through why not only are super teams allowed, but also encouraged in our league. In order to talk about super teams I feel like it’s important to define what, or who, the super team is. The team that has been in question over the past several year is, not surprisingly, the winning most team in MWL history, the Jammers. Roster over the past 3 years included Mike Boyles, Andy Collins, Colin Komisar, Thomas Martin (2014) and Joe Clavette (2015, 2016). Arguably several of the best players to play Wiffleball in Wisconsin have been, or are still on the roster.
This team has not lost a game since the middle of the 2014 season. Come to think of it, how can this possibly be good for the league? As a player on the Jammers I have no opinion on the matter, except that I love destroying everyone in the league year in and year out.
As the commissioner, however I have one simple and straightforward answer: Anyone can create a super team. The whole idea behind the teams in the Mequon Wiffleball League is that they are ever changing. How many team changes have there been over the years? Come to think about it, there are only 2 franchises that have stuck with their logo and key player set since their inception, the Jammers and more recently, the Pirates. It’s constant change. Which is great! But with all this change, it is encouraged to reach out to new players to create new teams, teams that can compete in the MWL. To build super teams to compete with the teams in our league. Just nobody has been able to put together a squad that has been able to knock off the best in the league. On top of all this there is a common enemy within the league. Every team has something they are striving for. To beat the best. So yeah, the Jammers may be a super team, but that doesn’t mean you can’t beat the super team. Don’t @ me.