Re: The Reds & and the new DH debate
Originally Posted by traderumor
Because that's the only situation which is created by pitcher hitting baseball vs. the DH, right? If you're looking for "fertile strategic majesty," baseball might not even be the right sport for someone, but there is a lot more strategery (to quote the immortal Bugs Bunny, baseball rabbit) involved on a daily basis in the NL than the AL game. That is pretty much a given.
I am quite honestly surprised at the level of argumentation from you on this issue, jojo. You've now torched two strawmen, is that all you have here?
I haven't even lit a cigarette let alone set foot on a farm so no strawmen were injured during the creation of this discussion.
The AL and the NL styles present different sets of managerial decisions. One style makes you watch the guy batting 8th get pitched around so you can watch the pitcher try to hit. The other doesn't.
I greatly enjoy thinking about and debating roster management and concerning the game itself, outside of seeing great defensive plays (especially at key moments of the game) and the ballet that is good defense, and perhaps the suicide squeeze/play at the plate, my favorite part of the game is watching the battle between the pitcher and hitter.
The NL style literally dilutes that aspect of the experience (battle between pitcher and hitter). Stating that does not imply a moral judgement-it simply acknowledges a fact.
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Last edited by jojo; 03-12-2013 at 03:36 PM.