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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby apz » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:18 pm

Amazinz wrote:I think it's unfair to say that traditionalists were probably in favor of baseball's segregation. That's just a real crappy tact to take in this discussion. This is ad hominem; let me attack the traditionalist thereby undermining his opinion by association.

I gotta agree with this. Lame indeed. :-t
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:22 pm

apz wrote:
Amazinz wrote:I think it's unfair to say that traditionalists were probably in favor of baseball's segregation. That's just a real crappy tact to take in this discussion. This is ad hominem; let me attack the traditionalist thereby undermining his opinion by association.

I gotta agree with this. Lame indeed. :-t


Easy there tiger. :-°
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby apz » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:38 pm

Yoda wrote:Easy there tiger. :-°

Ya got me. :-b :-t
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:47 pm

apz wrote:
Yoda wrote:Easy there tiger. :-°

Ya got me. :-b :-t


Your reaction seems stupid since I already explained myself but oh well I deal with people like you all day. :-D
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:06 pm

I don't like when a starting pitcher is pitching a great game, and isn't quite finished, and he gets pinch hit for. I absolutely detest that about the NL. :-t
You shouldn't have to take out your SP if your 8 hitters aren't getting it done. :-t :-t
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby Tavish » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:09 pm

AussieDodger wrote:I don't like when a starting pitcher is pitching a great game, and isn't quite finished, and he gets pinch hit for. I absolutely detest that about the NL. :-t
You shouldn't have to take out your SP if your 8 hitters aren't getting it done. :-t :-t

That's a decision a manager has to make. If the starter is pitching a great game, they can always stick with him and rely on the offense to come around.
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:14 pm

Tavish wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:I don't like when a starting pitcher is pitching a great game, and isn't quite finished, and he gets pinch hit for. I absolutely detest that about the NL. :-t
You shouldn't have to take out your SP if your 8 hitters aren't getting it done. :-t :-t

That's a decision a manager has to make. If the starter is pitching a great game, they can always stick with him and rely on the offense to come around.


That's what I don't like, that they have to make that decision.
My preference would be for them to be seperate. ;-D
Nothing else to change, just that. ;-D
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:15 pm

AussieDodger wrote:I don't like when a starting pitcher is pitching a great game, and isn't quite finished, and he gets pinch hit for. I absolutely detest that about the NL. :-t
You shouldn't have to take out your SP if your 8 hitters aren't getting it done. :-t :-t

Making tough decisions like that is one of the things I love about sports.
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:23 pm

I also don't like the "escape hatch" that a pitcher gets in the early innings with the pitcher batting.
For example if there are two on with two out, the 8th hitter gets walked so the SP has to bat, innings/rally over. That really cheapens the game for me. I like the "no escape" nature of the AL. If you aren't good enough, there is no pitcher to pitch to. ;-D



There is a Tony Pena Jnr and a Kenji Johjima, but that's a different story :-D
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Re: The DH: Curse or Menace?

Postby mweir145 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:07 pm

AussieDodger wrote:I also don't like the "escape hatch" that a pitcher gets in the early innings with the pitcher batting.
For example if there are two on with two out, the 8th hitter gets walked so the SP has to bat, innings/rally over. That really cheapens the game for me. I like the "no escape" nature of the AL. If you aren't good enough, there is no pitcher to pitch to. ;-D



There is a Tony Pena Jnr and a Kenji Johjima, but that's a different story :-D

I also don't like how the NL is generally seen as having more strategy in it. Wow, they sac bunt a few more times (which quite frequently isn't a good thing), and do a few double switches in a game. Such clever strategists these NL managers are with all that difficult stuff. ;-7
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