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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:04 pm

sounds like another great reason to get rid of the DH ;-D
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby ayebatter » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:09 pm

Skin Blues wrote: At some point the novelty wears off.


HOOTIE wrote:The DH was nice years ago, but it's outdated.

The value of a big bat at DH is gone.



Merlin401 wrote:
Here's last years data: AL had 840 pinch hitters used in 2000+ games. NL had 3938 pinch hitters used in 2000+ games. Thats 5x the strategy just in using pinch hitters. Thats also 1.7 pinch hitters by game so I entirely reject your premise that only 1 game in 10 has any the lack of DH have any relevance.

In short, you are massively underestimating the number of interesting scenarios that regularly come up with the pitcher batting. But BEYOND THAT, with every at bat in close, late NL games, you are thinking of various scenarios that could come up with the pitcher. The game is vastly superior with the pitcher batting.




Ditch the DH ;-D

But I do like the looks of this:

StlSluggers wrote:Bowden's proposal for geographical realignment:


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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby Broncmet724 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:23 pm

I'd say the Mets would never win anything if the realignment happened like that, but we don't anyway so it wouldn't matter. At least we'd could complain about the money being spent by the other teams
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:13 pm

It's a good thing he doesn't have to run the bases...

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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:28 pm

loooooool
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:32 pm

ESPN: "MLB TO SWITCH TO PITCHING MACHINES WITHIN 10 YEARS"
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NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:46 pm

[rant]I love the dh. Anything to get more fat old people in the game is super awesome. There isn't nearly enough fat old people in the nl. Something has to change.

I would understand the appeal of the dh if it added potency to lineups and improved the quality of the game. But, other that a few select cases, it really just brings it down.

I'm sorry, but the thought of more vlad Guerrero-types hobbling around the bases and squeezing a few more years out of a dead career is not too appealing to me. [/rant]
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:53 pm

StlSluggers wrote:ESPN: "MLB TO SWITCH TO PITCHING MACHINES WITHIN 10 YEARS"

"During interleague games, the machine will randomly throw out one, golden ball per game to each team. If the team hits it for a home run, they automatically win.

Each gold ball, home run hitter will receive a special prize at the end of the year in a ceremony hosted by Jack McDowell and Dan Cortese."
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NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:05 pm

Speaking of strategy, how about the strain on Boston's mgr when they play on the road in inter league games and he has to ask himself, "where the hell am I gonna hide David Ortiz' fat ass?"
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Re: NL to Have DH Within 10 Years

Postby Skin Blues » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:35 pm

Fatasses undeserving of being in MLB:

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