Originally Posted by jojo
I already mentioned how forcing the pitcher to hit actually emasculates two positions in the lineup.
You're still looking at it in a vacuum. The pitcher hitting has ramifications for both sides throughout the entire game.
Since I moved to an AL city 6 years ago I have attended a grand total of one professional baseball game. Previously I lived in a city of one of the worst NL teams and, even though I was not a fan of that team, I attended 4-5 games a year. AL baseball bores me to tears.