AzB Silver Member
. Pool fans kinda deserve to know why, when a top player isn't picked. Lets say any standings you look at for the top 10. A players shows up on every list. That players doesnt get picked. Everyone deserves to know why or at least that the player knows why. Granted Mark Wilson may have his reasons. However, his reasoning may not be best for the fans.
Why do the fans deserve to know why? Perhaps there is much more to it than any fan comprehends and its something that would be totally embarrassing to a certain player? Unless you're funding the play directly, and there is an agreement in place, you don't deserve to know any of this. Mark Wilson was picked as Coach and I strongly suspect that was with the stipulation that he have full authority in picking the team. He took on the task, has accepted the responsibility and is the only one that deserves to know. If a fan feels slighted or doesn't like the team chosen, vote with your pocket book by not attending or purchasing the streaming.
It should be blatantly evident that Mark Wilson is doing everything humanly possible to change the perspective the general public has of pool. It is clear in what he has established with the college program he has put together and it is clear with his approach to the Mosconi Cup Team. One may, or may not, agree with that but it is irrelevant as he has the authority and responsibility for the Mosconi Cup Team. Win or lose, I believe he is 110% committed to not repeat the horrendous sportsmanship debacle displayed by the last team. By comparison, that would be a huge win.
Classy post by MD. He's still young. Posting like that and continued good behavior would likely warrant his consideration for future Mosconi Cup Teams.