Count me in as one of the people against wanting to see the DH spread into the NL as well. While it does seem almost inevitable that the National League will follow in the footsteps of the American League and start using DH’s eventually, I sincerely hope this never happens. It’s not necessarily that I like pitchers batting better, and I also don’t prefer the DH either.
I simply like the fact that each league is different. Each side has legitimate arguments that it is a better way of doing business. The NL offers more strategy from the managers, who have to debate whether to leave in his pitcher if that spot in the order comes up at a crucial time. And NL managers are much more likely to pull the double-switch, as well as other factors. But, the DH position offers players nearer the end of their careers a chance to play another season or two, even if their defensive skill set is dwindling. Continue reading →
A walk-off home run? A no-hitter? Someone hitting for the cycle? Something different, maybe? Which would you rather see when you enjoy a day at ballpark? While any or all of these would be exciting and would serve as something to remember for years to come, I personally always root for seeing a no-hitter whenever I make a trip to see a baseball game.
So much so that I’ll cheer for both team’s starting pitchers until they each allow a hit. Why you ask is that which I prefer? A walk-off home run would be a real-thriller but that excitement would only really start during the last inning and could potentially even be a solo-shot where you didn’t even have a chance to build up excitement. A cycle is also an impressive feat that I’d like to see but you also might not easily realize that a player is closing in on one until late in the game and also the peak of excitement would only come when that player is up to bat every 2-3 innings.
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