Questions Regarding the Designated Hitter

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Let’s start by revisiting my previous blog on this subject from last season, when I talked about how the National League style of play isn’t all that fun anymore: The pitcher DOES NOT HIT in most key situations after the fifth or sixth inning because the manager, the pitchers themselves, Continue reading Questions Regarding the Designated Hitter

Imagining a World Where Darwin Barney is Still Useful

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Boy, that designated hitter talk sure hit the fan, didn’t it?  While none of us have to like it (myself included), there is an air of inevitability to it, particularly with some guy named Dan Vogelbach smashing baseballs down in Tennessee (but where ya gonna play him, eh?). Someone asked Continue reading Imagining a World Where Darwin Barney is Still Useful

A Designated Fielder?

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Yesterday was a wild day as we discussed the possibility of the Designated Hitter on Facebook an Twitter. The whole discussion started with the season ending injury to Adam Wainwright when he was batting, and gained momentum when Max Scherzer also got injured while batting. If you think we at World Continue reading A Designated Fielder?

Why Should We Designate a Hitter?

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One of the greatest things about sports is the way rules change as human participants evolve into faster, smarter, and stronger athletes.  While we are all creatures of habit and have an appreciation for tradition and nostalgia, it often ends up working out in that we can’t fathom why the game Continue reading Why Should We Designate a Hitter?

D(h) Day is Likely Coming in 2017

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There is a day coming in baseball that many National League fans likely will not be happy to see. In 2016, when the current Major League Baseball Collevtive Barganing Agreement comes to an end, there will likely once again be some big changes coming that will once again change the Continue reading D(h) Day is Likely Coming in 2017

A Eulogy for the NL

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I wrote this nearly a year ago for the start of the past baseball season, but it seems to have sprouted up as a hot topic with year long interleague play beginning this coming season.  I figured I would post this since it seems to be relevant again. The National Continue reading A Eulogy for the NL