Holy cow

Author: Chris94 (21103 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:21 pm on Feb 8, 2019

This would be a titanic change. Why now? Why at all is a better question.

I am guessing this would cause an uproar.


Link: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2819857-mlb-must-finally-add-designated-hitter-to-nl-after-46-year-mistake?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

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Pastime or past time?

Author: Curly1918 (2408 Posts - Joined: Aug 30, 2017)

Posted at 9:42 am on Feb 9, 2019

Everything blooms and fades. Baseball just doesn't quite fit in the era of modern technology. It has become a relic.

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Moronic rule changes in an attempt to reduce length of games

Author: CC72 (13829 Posts - Joined: Sep 5, 2010)

Posted at 9:35 pm on Feb 8, 2019

I remember when games averaged 2 hours. Lowering the pitcher’s mound is another of those Bob Gibson type attempts to make more run scoring. Unfortunately today’s baseball fan does not know shit about the game and love .240 hitters who either strike out or hit home runs with an upper cut swing. Don’t even get me started about making the NL adopt the stupid DH hitter rule.

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Pitchers are a waste of an at-bat.

Author: AlbanyIRISH (19689 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:51 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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MLB is a complete waste of time.

Author: Aragoto (1921 Posts - Joined: May 14, 2018)

Posted at 9:17 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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In Pittsburgh

Author: Iggle (5121 Posts - Joined: Sep 14, 2007)

Posted at 8:11 am on Feb 9, 2019

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Anywhere. Even in the best ball park in mlb.

Author: Aragoto (1921 Posts - Joined: May 14, 2018)

Posted at 5:13 pm on Feb 10, 2019

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Since 1979.

Author: Frank L (32940 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 11:02 am on Feb 9, 2019

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We are (no longer) fam-i-ly?

Author: TakethetrainKnute (16177 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:51 am on Feb 9, 2019

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That’s the idea, everyone has to hit as well as play their position.

Author: Frank L (32940 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 6:32 pm on Feb 8, 2019

The strategy of getting around the pitcher’s hitting issues is what makes the game much more interesting.

It also means if Mr. Headhunter is gonna pitch at someone, he needs to step into the batters box as well.


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You are absolutely correct

Author: CC72 (13829 Posts - Joined: Sep 5, 2010)

Posted at 9:37 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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Agree 100%

Author: NedoftheHill (21992 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 7:05 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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Garbage article, really.

Author: Iggle (5121 Posts - Joined: Sep 14, 2007)

Posted at 5:43 pm on Feb 8, 2019

Would guess the earliest this could happen is 2022 with the new collective bargaining agreement. Players Association loves it because it gives a couple more year for aging fatties to make some coin.

Personally, I hate the DH. It’s designed for unthinking AL fans who like to say, “Ooooh, dinger!”. NL fans tend to be more erudite and love the complexities of double switches to keep Bartolo Colon from swinging a bat with bases loaded and two outs.


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Is NL attendance down?? This has to do with fans wanting more offense and scoring.

Author: conorlarkin (10182 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:08 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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Channeling Phil or Harry?

Author: TakethetrainKnute (16177 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:42 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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Stop right there!

Author: Chris94 (21103 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:33 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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Or Bob?

Author: jimbasil (33333 Posts - Joined: Nov 15, 2007)

Posted at 4:50 pm on Feb 8, 2019

Uecker

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Bob is still with us though...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (16177 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:18 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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I didn't realize people outside of cow country used that term.

Author: iairishcheeks (9519 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:25 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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You never heard the Scooter, Phil Rizzuto call a game from Yankee Stadium?

Author: Frank L (32940 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 6:58 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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Drumphcheeks, born yesterday?

Author: jimbasil (33333 Posts - Joined: Nov 15, 2007)

Posted at 4:33 pm on Feb 8, 2019

@ 4:50 mark.

Link: https://youtu.be/nnjV7qIPVsA

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I see he's from Texas, which qualifies as cow country.

Author: iairishcheeks (9519 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:47 pm on Feb 8, 2019

Or maybe all the hicks in my local bars just happen to talk like college profs.