Speaking of Major League Basaball and DCI, since 1990 there has been 7 different Corps that have won DCI, and 14 different teams that have won a World Series in the similar timeframe.. When we think of Major League baseball we sometimes hear that there is little parity and that the same teams win all the time. But in reality, Major League Baseball has twice as much parity as does DCI, even though there are 30% more Major League baseball teams ( 30 ) than World Class Division Corps (23 ). Just a perhaps interesting stat to throw out there as we wait and count down the days to our 1st show.
It's one of the many changes in the world in general that has infiltrated the drum corps world too. Albert Pujols is playing for the Angels instead of the Cardinals this year (if you can call a .190 average "playing"). Drum corps has its "free agents" too. They tend to be older and more experienced. They tend to be better players and marchers. And they tend toward the corps where the "talent" think it has the chance to win.
Edited by BRASSO, 11 May 2012 - 04:05 PM.