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Thursday, June 14, 2012
And once a Sweeny Murti falls in line…all else will follow!
I like interleague play. I like going to cities I don’t normally visit, see new ballparks and different players. I never thought I’d say that. I always thought of myself as traditional, but I’ve grown to love the post 1995 wildcard format, and you know what? I’ve even come around on the DH. So much so, that it’s time to add it to the National League.
That’s right, I said it. I want the NL to adopt the DH.
...Pitchers like to think they can hit, but we all know that most of them can’t. So why put us through the torturous process and them through the potentially dangerous activity? I have come to think of telling a pitcher he HAS to pick up a bat as just as insane an idea as telling a position player he HAS to pitch in a game. You would never want to risk injury to Derek Jeter by telling him he has to pitch an inning. So why should we tell Andy Pettitte that he has to swing a bat? This is not what these guys get paid millions to do. Let’s just stop.
...As I discussed this issue in the Yankee clubhouse this week, I had one pitcher tell me it would be a terrible idea if they didn’t get to bat during interleague games. I won’t give up my source. All I can tell you is his name rhymes with BB Rabbathia.
Posted: June 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM | 54 comment(s)
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