MLB creating new rules committee, may result in elimination of the DH

12/16/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Major League Baseball will have a new 14-member rules committee, which could mean changes to the game, up to an including eliminating the DH.

From the article:

Selig's 14-member committee to consider all on-field issues, which was announced on Tuesday, will not have formal authority. It includes four current managers, four current or former general managers and four ownership representatives, along with MLB official Frank Robinson and journalist/baseball fan George Will.

Selig said he will "be guided by what this committee comes up with" on matters including "scheduling, postseason format, umpiring, pace of play and instant replay." The commissioner did not mention the DH rule, but Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and longtime Braves executive John Schuerholz, who joined Selig on a conference call, both listed it as the one thing they potentially would change if they could.
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