Anybody else troubled by the change in the tournament format? In the middle of the tournament? This WAS a double elimination tournament. Not anymore. If we lose to Cali on Saturday, they advance to the final against the international bracket winner. Yet we will have only one loss, as will Cali. How can it be that their only loss is to us, and our only loss will be to them, yet they advance to the final while we go home? In a true double elimination tournament, us and Cali would have to play again, giving the winner a clear right to advance to the final. I just hate to see the kids work so hard to get this far, and then possibly go home with only one loss. And I am not being a homer. This situation would be horribly unfair no matter which team it happened too. Not saying it's gonna happen, but it shouldn't even be a possibility.
I also think the championship game should be played on Monday evening. On Sunday, there are many other things they will be competing with for viewers. Nascar, football, pro baseball, golf, both mens and womens, and just plain old weekend fun. Play the game on Monday night, and both teams, whoever they are, will have their full compliment of pitchers, giving both teams an equal shot with their best players ready to go. And a massive TV audience to boot. Having said all that - Go Big Sky!