Part of it has to be the technology, LuckyR.
If I get you on the phone, you have to deal with me and say *something.*
With an email or a text, if you stall long enough it falls off your screen and then doesn't exist in your mind anymore.
There is one other factor that could be at work for some people. Nowadays, captains fill their spring rosters as early as December. If you choose to wait, you will struggle to find players. Players do not wish to decline these early invitations because the door may not be open later, so they accept. Then something better comes along -- and they just blow off the first commitment.
Maybe I should start taking non-refundable deposits . . .
Cindy -- so, so tempted to agree to take some of these ladies onto the team and then yanking the invitation the day before the season starts
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-- Master Moonballer