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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HOOTIE wrote:The DH was nice years ago, but it's outdated.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.
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.
StlSluggers wrote:Bowden's proposal for geographical realignment:
StlSluggers wrote:ESPN: "MLB TO SWITCH TO PITCHING MACHINES WITHIN 10 YEARS"
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