So I've booted out Bud Selig for the day, and installed you as the Commissioner. You've got one day to overhaul the sport you love.
What do you do? Or do you not change a thing?
Here's my laundry list
If I were Commish for a day - I'd make the NL teams institute the DH rule, the mound would get hiked up and football like pads would be completely eliminated from baseball.
Here's my explanation.
Every level of baseball has the DH rule - from little league on up, except for the National League. Fans come out to the ballpark to watch the best take on the best, and watching Aaron Harang swinging the lumber doesn't come anything close to that. I firmly believe that given the choice, baseball fans would rather see guys like David Ortiz, Travis Hafner, Ken Griffey & Jim Thome spray balls all over the yard long past when they are useful with a glove than watch pitchers do their blindfolded swinging at a pinata routine five times a night.
The padding rule & hiked up mound gives the edge back to the pitchers, while the DH rule swings the balance back just a hair.