Re: The Reds & and the new DH debate
Originally Posted by blumj
A lot of baseball fans now grew up watching nothing but AL baseball, how can anyone be shocked that there are people who prefer the game they grew up watching? Even if you consider it inferior, they're used to it. It's only recently that fans can watch any game they want whenever they want, and even then, they're still going to watch their local team's games way more often than not, and become accustomed to whatever style that team happens to play. If you believe that makes them not serious baseball fans, okay.
Sure there are those who grew up on on the AL and the DH. They may even prefer it. However, I have yet to meet one person who favors the DH so much that they would be turned off baseball if the AL dumped it. Not the same for NL fans. I think MLB would be wiseto dump the DH and find some way to aappease the players than to push the DH on the NL and risk losing fans. If you think the NL is at a competitive disadvantage because of the lack of a DH, imagine how they would do if NL teams suddenly saw a 15-20% drop in attendance and tv ratings because they ticked off a good portion of their fan base. Such a drop in revenue could be hard for some small-market teams to overcome.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.