RocketsDWM wrote:davidmarver wrote:RocketsDWM wrote:Why not have the best lineup out there?
Why not follow rule 1.01 in baseball's rulebook?Baseball is a game between two teams of nine players each, under direction of a manager, played on an enclosed field in accordance with these rules, under jurisdiction of one or more umpires.
Who would you rather see bat: Ortiz or Ben Sheets?
Seems like an obvious answer to me. Thats what I mean by the best possible lineup.
I dont want to see the star pitcher go down with an injury because he was swinging a bat.
That rarely happens in the NL, so why would it happen in the AL? It's much more likely that a pitcher get hurt on the mound as opposed to base running or in the batter's box.
Snakes Gould wrote:i dont really think its an "entertainment" question though.
I agree, people always make the statement that AL ball is more exciting but I see it as an issue of fairness as opposed to entertainment. It's a huge advantage for the AL to have the DH, so even if it's more entertaining, it's cheap to the NL because they don't have it.