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Should their be a DH rule?
| Closed on 12/31/12 at 12:45PM
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#12 | 1639 days ago

joshwillis52 wrote:

Exactly! Unless it's C.C. Sabathia or one of the other few pitchers in the league who can hit above .200, I say use a DH.

CC and Zambrano...use them as a hitter if you want but I am willing to bet that no team would use them unless in a PH role...Use the DH and watch the offense...HR's put butts in the seats...Cliff Lee ripping Sac bunts does not
Yes   
  
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#1 | 1642 days ago
vindog (+)

I'm a Yankees fan and a fan of the A.L. and I don't like the DH rule! 
No  
#2 | 1642 days ago
BDV4U (+)

THERE shouldn't be a DH rule, either
No  
#3 | 1642 days ago

F-The DH rule...Make AL pitchers responsible for their actions, they'll think twice about plunking someone on purpose if they have to pick a stick up in the next inning.
No  
#4 | 1642 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

I would prefer there be no designated hitter rule, period. But if you ask me to choose between making the DH universal and having the two leagues play under different rules-- I would rather have the DH for both and play under the same rules. Imagine if, for example, the NFC allowed the two-point conversion, and the AFC did not. Or the NBA Western Conference didn't have a three-point line, but the Eastern Conference did. It's just silly and makes MLB look bad.
No  
#5 | 1642 days ago

I agree that their should be no DH rule.  I mean, it's putting pitchers like C.C. Sabitha's hitting skills to waste.  Part of the excitment of baseball is when a bad hitting pitcher helps his own cause by getting a extra base hit and a couple of RBI's.
No  
#6 | 1642 days ago
vindog (+)

kung_fu_panda wrote:
I agree that their should be no DH rule.  I mean, it's putting pitchers like C.C. Sabitha's hitting skills to waste.  Part of the excitment of baseball is when a bad hitting pitcher helps his own cause by getting a extra base hit and a couple of RBI's.
True, C.C. Sabathia is a CAREER .262 hitter! 
No  
#7 | 1641 days ago

The NL should adopt the DH.
Yes   
#8 | 1641 days ago
BDV4U (+)

joshwillis52 wrote:
The NL should adopt the DH.
The pitcher should DH and bat 8th - Tony LaRussa
No  
#9 | 1640 days ago

Personally, I hate the DH.  But...  The DH is the only thing that separates the two leagues anymore.  It is good that it is in one league and not the other.  Most AL fans like it and most NL fans hate it.
Yes   
#10 | 1639 days ago

I don't go to a game to see a pitcher bat...sorry...those .080 hitters are pointless
Yes   
#11 | 1639 days ago

derms33 wrote:
I don't go to a game to see a pitcher bat...sorry...those .080 hitters are pointless

Exactly! Unless it's C.C. Sabathia or one of the other few pitchers in the league who can hit above .200, I say use a DH.

Yes   
#12 | 1639 days ago

joshwillis52 wrote:

Exactly! Unless it's C.C. Sabathia or one of the other few pitchers in the league who can hit above .200, I say use a DH.

CC and Zambrano...use them as a hitter if you want but I am willing to bet that no team would use them unless in a PH role...Use the DH and watch the offense...HR's put butts in the seats...Cliff Lee ripping Sac bunts does not
Yes   
#13 | 1290 days ago

derms33 wrote:
I don't go to a game to see a pitcher bat...sorry...those .080 hitters are pointless
 But thats the way baseball is supposed to be. And not all pitchers are bad hitters.
No  
#14 | 1290 days ago

mikecubbie69 wrote:
 But thats the way baseball is supposed to be. And not all pitchers are bad hitters.
"supposed to be"....in the old days pitchers trained to bat, they get PAID to pitch now....not bat...thats not the way its supposed to be.  If everything was like little league they'd break out the aluminum
Yes   
#15 | 1287 days ago

I don't enjoy watching pitchers flail wildly at pitches. Keep the DH.
Yes   
#16 | 680 days ago

derms33 wrote:
CC and Zambrano...use them as a hitter if you want but I am willing to bet that no team would use them unless in a PH role...Use the DH and watch the offense...HR's put butts in the seats...Cliff Lee ripping Sac bunts does not
I agree with the one who said that the AL Pitchers should hit; that would curtail an awful lot of headhunting that goes on in the AL and bring down the HBP's.  Be a real b*tch to have to stand in and know you are getting drilled for hitting someone intentionally. 

DH gives someone who can't play defense a chance to extend their careers--so freaking what. Make Ortiz have to play 1B or the OF and then let the pitchers have to live with his goofiness/poor fielding. Takes away from the purity of the game like Pete Rose betting on baseball, the 8 men out from Chicago White Sox of 1919, and the steroids era.
No  
#17 | 667 days ago

derms33 wrote:
CC and Zambrano...use them as a hitter if you want but I am willing to bet that no team would use them unless in a PH role...Use the DH and watch the offense...HR's put butts in the seats...Cliff Lee ripping Sac bunts does not
The only problem with that argument the NIL teams do very well in attendance where there is no DH. with team stats may go down but you will still see HRs besides when you look at the AL it is not even a player in the DH spot who lead the league HRs this year. You take out the DH and you will not see attendance nor ratings go down, people will go and watch, especially if his/hers team is winning.
No  
#18 | 667 days ago

derms33 wrote:
CC and Zambrano...use them as a hitter if you want but I am willing to bet that no team would use them unless in a PH role...Use the DH and watch the offense...HR's put butts in the seats...Cliff Lee ripping Sac bunts does not
The only problem with that argument the NIL teams do very well in attendance where there is no DH. with team stats may go down but you will still see HRs besides when you look at the AL it is not even a player in the DH spot who lead the league HRs this year. You take out the DH and you will not see attendance nor ratings go down, people will go and watch, especially if his/hers team is winning.
No  
#19 | 667 days ago

(Edited by jaysinw)
jasonwrites wrote:
I would prefer there be no designated hitter rule, period. But if you ask me to choose between making the DH universal and having the two leagues play under different rules-- I would rather have the DH for both and play under the same rules. Imagine if, for example, the NFC allowed the two-point conversion, and the AFC did not. Or the NBA Western Conference didn't have a three-point line, but the Eastern Conference did. It's just silly and makes MLB look bad.
Yea those are two completely different things. It would be more like the western teams having a free sub to make free throws while the Eastern conference do not. Football same thing you cannot talk about a scoring opportunity and comparing it to the DH completely different. Remember there has been times where the DH was removed and one team had while the other did not in the AL.
No  
#20 | 667 days ago

derms33 wrote:
I don't go to a game to see a pitcher bat...sorry...those .080 hitters are pointless
Great and I believe you, just as I am sure you would go to a game that the pitchers had to hit. If the AL got rid of the DH you would still watch the games on TV and if you go to the park now you would then. Just as I know if you were told you had tickets to the Series you would go and watch even if it was at the NL park. Back in 1995 I certain you watch the Indians while they played at Turner Field so to same you don't go to games to see pitchers bat... awesome, but it also does not stop you from watching those games.
No  
#21 | 667 days ago

derms33 wrote:
I don't go to a game to see a pitcher bat...sorry...those .080 hitters are pointless
Great and I believe you, just as I am sure you would go to a game that the pitchers had to hit. If the AL got rid of the DH you would still watch the games on TV and if you go to the park now you would then. Just as I know if you were told you had tickets to the Series you would go and watch even if it was at the NL park. Back in 1995 I certain you watch the Indians while they played at Turner Field so to same you don't go to games to see pitchers bat... awesome, but it also does not stop you from watching those games.
No  
#22 | 667 days ago

derms33 wrote:
I don't go to a game to see a pitcher bat...sorry...those .080 hitters are pointless
Great and I believe you, just as I am sure you would go to a game that the pitchers had to hit. If the AL got rid of the DH you would still watch the games on TV and if you go to the park now you would then. Just as I know if you were told you had tickets to the Series you would go and watch even if it was at the NL park. Back in 1995 I certain you watch the Indians while they played at Turner Field so to same you don't go to games to see pitchers bat... awesome, but it also does not stop you from watching those games.
No  

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