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Interesting story about the DH position by Big Time Timmy Kurkjian.
I hope both leagues keep this format and not try to make it universal because I like the discrepancy.
Personally I love the DH. I hate watching national league games because of the pitcher batting. I love watching pitchers actually get hits, but some guys barely attempt to swing. I am not saying we should do away with the national league style, just that it isn't for me. That's what is great about baseball. I grew up watching the Rangers and they had a DH so that is what I like. Others feel the exact opposite and yet our game is able to entertain both points of view.
I am a true believer in the DH.
It's not so much that watching Pitchers hit in crucial situations is a beat down (though it is). What I hate about NL baseball is the way having a pitcher in the 9-hole impacts the offense of the guys hitting 6-7-8. Basically, if you get past #6, you can just never show #7 and #8 anything to hit, and work around them to get to the pitcher. As a consequence, those hitters cannot afford to be properly patient. A 2-out single from the #8 hitter has minimal value, so back-of-the-order guys spend more time trying to jack the ball into the stands. When the #6 hitter gets on, teams don't play for a crooked-number rally, they play for the one run inning, because the pitcher's spot is sitting there to shut down the inning. It's boring.
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