• Time For The N.L. To Adopt The D.H.?

    Posted by on May 20th, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Or, they can just enjoy those Bartolo Colon At Bats.

    Comments on Time For The N.L. To Adopt The D.H.?

    1. #15
      May 20th, 2014 | 10:10 am

      Past time….

      I never really embraced the DH from a pure baseball perspective, but after this much time the following is obvious: 1) the DH allows aging hitters that fans want to still see to extend their careers, 2) hitting is the exciting part of the game and the DH = more hitting = more fans, 3) and, most importantly, having two sets of rules, i.e., one for each league, is absurd, and harkens back to a time when the leagues had some structural identify (remember when there was an AL and NL league president? They even had their own names on the baseballs. With all the interleague play… it needs to be one set of rules and going with the DH makes the most economic sense for the game. The players union will be all over this, as high-priced players can hang on for an extra year or so, and contracts stars will be extended for more years.

    2. Mr. October
      May 20th, 2014 | 10:37 am

      #15 wrote:

      With all the interleague play… it needs to be one set of rules and going with the DH makes the most economic sense for the game.

      It’s only a matter of time before the D.H. is adopted in the N.L…

    3. redbug
      May 20th, 2014 | 6:05 pm

      Michael Kay says it’ll never happen because it costs too much for a DH. That’s shortsighted. It’ll bring more fans to the ballpark.

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