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Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Thursday, April 04, 2013
The baseball purists are going to scream to the high heavens.
There will be National League owners fighting it, knowing their payrolls will swell.
But it’s inevitable that change is coming.
The designated hitter, born in 1973 to American League parents, eventually will be adopted by the National League, too.
No decision has been made, or even formally discussed, but it’s going to happen, most likely after Commissioner Bud Selig leaves office in 2014.
“I think we’re going to see the DH in the National League,” Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein told USA TODAY Sports. “Hopefully we’re just a few years away.”
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