Re: Interleague Play
posted at 6/26/2011 11:47 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Interleague Play
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Interleague Play : The DH side effects includes some lost arts; bunting, strategy, and so on. I find it remarkable how so many Big Leaguers don't know how to bunt; it should be a long daily drill in ST. As a result, I side on letting the P hit; that's the natural way to play the game, FWIW. Also, if it wasn't for the Union
, the DH would have been abandoned by the AL several yrs ago. It wouldn't surprise me if they play baseball some day like they do football; the 9 best defenders, the 9 best hitters, even temporary pinch runners.
Posted by nhsteven
[/QUOTE]If not for the union
...that's like saying if not for the sun...
I only go by what is, Steve. Not what if.
As for the natural way
to play the game, that's based on how long you have played/observed the game. Many here were born after
the DH was instituted, so isn't it natural
for them to see it?
I think what happened to Wang exemplifies how dangerous it is to have pitchers hit/run - especially when they aren't accustomed to it.
As a fan, I really don't get off seeing .140 hitting pitchers hit.
I do agree with you regarding game fundamentals as getting lost in the shuffle,
but much of that is organizational. The Twins scrutinize fundamentals...to the point of not seeing Papi's full worth. It's a two-sided coin.