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Old 02-10-2019, 09:00 AM
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Maybe baseball can become football -- one team for batting and another for defense. I don't like the DH, and baseball was and is just fine without it.
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This. However, it would workout nicely for the Cubs and Kyle Schwarber.
I am a huge cub fan and love Schwarber’s bat but no DH is my preference. Takes some of the strategy away
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While I have deep appreciation and or the history of the game, the DH has to be universal.

Pitchers hit about .115 last season. If I am an owner, the LAST thing I need is my pitcher trying to beat out a throw and pull a hammy, or slide into a base and get injured. For nothing else, I have too much money invested to run that risk.

I don't want my pitcher at the plate swinging away that could tweak something, or have an errant pitch get away and my guy get hit on the elbow, forearm , or hand and bruise or break a bone.

This is just common sense now.

I want my guy to concentrate about mound stuff, and let my hitters hit.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:27 AM
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Pitchers could never hit a lick, back then or today

PERIOD

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Maybe baseball can become football -- one team for batting and another for defense. I don't like the DH, and baseball was and is just fine without it.
Great idea Peter

Works in basketball too

You have two seven footers on your team.

Put one under your defensive basket - the shot blocker

And the other under your offensive basket - the dunker

Why should those big boys have to run?
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This is long over due, I have seen pitcher only start as early as 12u baseball and the next time they bat Would be if they made it to the National League. Dh starts in high school but can be used for any position if your pitcher is such a good hitter just dont use the Dh there is no penalty.
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Well, if we standardize the DH, then why not make all the parks universal?

Seem silly center field is 436 at Minute Maid and only 390 at Fenway.

Why does Oakland Coliseum have all the foul ground and Coors field doesn't.

NFL fields are all the same. Why not MLB then?



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Imagine if you will an NFL where in the NFC only a single extra point was permitted, while in the AFC the two point conversion was allowed.

In games between teams from each conferencre, the rule applicable for the home team would be used for that game.

In the Super Bowl the rules for the team that won the coin flip would be used in the first and fourth quarters and the other rules would be used in the second and third quarter.

Think about it. Is there anyone in their right mind, if such a scheme was adopted, who would not think it was created and approved by an idiot, or a rules committee populated by a majority of idiots.

The whole DH thing hasn’t made sense for forty odd years since it was instituted. If you raise your son to become an AL pitcher, you don’t allow him to touch a bat. He can skip then skip tee ball and get his first Tommy John operation before Little League. Fine.

NL pitchers will be culled from Little League shortstops who are clearly the best all around players on their team, whose talent in the batter’s box is gradually lost in college and the minor leagues where DHing is king.

Personally I would eliminate the DH from the AL, but adopting the DH in the NL is far better than the current system, I will concede.

Half the NBA shouldn’t have to play on an ice rink.

Marathon runners shouldn’t have to compete against smart cars at Indy.

How about a cross between golf and whack a mole where the hole is continually moving on the green, or where half the holes are suspended .10 feet off the ground and Tiger Woods Jr. could literally be a chip of the old block.

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The only proposed rule change that made sense to me was roster size.
26 man roster makes sense now.
In the past, you had 25 man rosters with 10 pitchers. Managers could pinch hit without fear. A strategy was utilized more so than now. With teams now carrying 12/13 pitchers, the benches are very thin.
And limit the Sept. roster to 28, that would make the absurd rule of 3 batter minimum not necessary. With rosters at 28, they could not load up on relief pitchers.
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I'm not in favor of the DH in the the NL but I believe its inevitable. If they want more offense, then ban the damn shifts.

When I saw the new proposals, the only one that made no sense was giving a draft advantage to winning teams over losing teams, how does that help competitive balance?
Maybe they should learn to hit to the opposite field instead of bellyaching about it.
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Why not keep the DH separate in the regular season but universal in all ballparks in the postseason? As for strategy....what is more difficult. Facing a lineup of 9 professional hitters or facing 8 players, an automatic out all because of pinch hitting and double switches?
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