You read about it every day in the paper. Terrorism, global warming, asshole republicans, and now this.
"Adding the DH to NL would bring a number of benefits to the game,
though: It would increase offense, since many pitchers are looked as
easy outs (the Zack Greinkes and Madison Bumgarners of the world
notwithstanding) and that's something that would benefit baseball
overall, since fans like offense." Fans like offense. There it is, the simplemindedness that is in charge of our national pastime. So those 45 - 28 run baseball games? Fans must absolutely love those. This is the crappy, fuzzy, illogical thinking that threatens the sport, and with it, America. Baseball is packing them in a deriving record revenues. MLB, who apparently already thinks the game it too long (although it means more time for fans to spend money and watch commercials), now wants to slow it down. So Adam Wainwright tore his achilles tendon running to first? Why not carry him to the mound and back and let him forego fielding grounders? More offense, if that is what the effect is, will make the game longer. I find American League baseball more boring in that where you are in a line up is really irrelevant. Once you start a game, if you have all hitters then there is no point to putting your weaker hitters towards the end of the batting order. It just doesn't matter anymore. If baseball wants fans, making the game simpler isn't going to help - it will just lose those nerdy kids who love everything about the game and want to discuss it for hours. Kids like we used to be before we all grew into nerdy adults. I know that pitchers make outs. But the worst thing in the world is to bloat up your roster with fat, old guys and watch them swing for the fences. I can go to the park and watch senior league softball for free if I want that. The honeymoon's over. Fire Rob Manfred NOW!