In 1975, Joe Garagiola asked Joe Torre what rule change he wanted to see, and he said that the baseball should adopt the DODB -- designate on-deck batter.
Found the 1975 All-Star Game on YouTube and was watching the beginning and Garagiola did this pregame bit with Torre on being a good on-deck hitter. It was hilarious -- even more now that you know what he went on to do as a manager.
Here's the link. It starts near the beginning -- after a commercial and ends around the 12-minute mark.