Regarding the "strategy"...think about any time a relief pitcher is brought it...how hard of a decision is it?
there really isn't any "strategy" involved in the managers decisions --NormB
Norm, could you explain?
and I don't like the DH for lots of reasons.
1. What Pete said (and sorry about Juan's recent passing, I'm sure he'd be happy to be living on in your avatar, SP)
2. Watching these specialists is like watching golf.
3. I'm tired of 3-plus hour games
4. Pitchers who pitch inside have less exposure to their own medicine.
5. Once you bring the DH rule in it is hard to get rid of.
6. I like watching all players hit. I wish I had seen Roger Clemens develop as a young hitter, too.
2) Aren't pitchers specialists? They only work on pitching, they don't work on hitting.
3) I'd love to see data on this. I would bet length of games aren't that much different between AL and NL games
4) If you're inferring that NL pitchers won't pitch inside because they might be pitched inside by the opposing pitcher, I'd have to question how legit that claim is. I think NL pitchers pitch inside just as often as AL pitchers.
5) It's nearly impossible to get rid of, which is why I think it's likely it will be in the NL so that the teams play by same rules.
6) I can honestly say that there is not a single pitcher in the history of baseball that I'm bummed I didn't get to see develop as a hitter.