The NL is already at a big disadvantage in half the interleague games (the ones in the AL parks). I think what Fenway was suggesting was just to flip them. Doesn't change give either team an (additional) advantage, just allows the fans to see something different.NL teams would be at a pretty big disadvantage, not having had a chance to construct their roster to include a non-position bopper.
This is a good point. I think Cubs fans would want to see Ortiz, and they would better appreciate a Bryan Lahair or somebody like that getting a chance to showcase their stuff (probably more so than AL fans would, not knowing or caring about the Cubs roster).
expanded roster next year=2013? Right?
I'm not a fan of the DH or interleague play, but;
Given that many posters here would like to see DH in the NL (or concede that it is coming regardless of what baseball hearts want), would they want to see, sooner--in the interim, a flip in the "home park rules" for interleague play? These interleague series aren't "World's".
These games could be played so that fans in the park can see the other team and their stars. (I doubt Chicago fans will see much David Ortiz this June for example.) It might be fun to watch the home team have 9 hitters in the line-up. Even though the roster wouldn't be designed for it, this year by June the Cubs, for example may have a DH candidate or two they would showcase. And in AL parks it would be fun for fans (and some managers, I think) try to remember some of the nuances of traditional play.
Bleacher Nation is on Facebook, and you should totally "Like" us:
Bleacher Nation is also on Twitter, and you should totally follow us:
Bleacher Nation Posts
- Chicago Cubs Reportedly Sign Pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada to a Minor League Deal
Yesterday, 07:16 PM
- Winter Meetings Denouement: What Did or Didn’t Happen with Jeff Samardzija, and What Comes Next?
Yesterday, 01:01 PM
- Another Meh Option Off the Board: Joba Chamberlain Reportedly to Sign With Tigers
Yesterday, 12:42 PM
- Minor Acquisitions: Tommy Hottovy, Charles Cutler
Yesterday, 10:58 AM
- Chicago Cubs Trade Brian Bogusevic to the Miami Marlins for Justin Ruggiano
Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Upcoming Calendar Events
Is The Designated Hitter Coming Soon To The NL?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:30 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Bleacher Nation is not affiliated in any way with Major League Baseball or the Chicago National League Ballclub (that's the Cubs).