Originally posted by TheNaitch:
Pitching to pitchers is what makes it easier
Thats the original game of baseball though. Its not a matter of the NL being easier for pitchers, its a matter of the AL being harder for pitchers. It doesnt make the NL weak, it just means the AL decided to give offenses an advantage.
Itd be like if the NL raised the mound. You couldnt then call the AL hitters inferior because they dont have to face that kind of elevation.
The game of baseball involves the pitcher having to hit for himself. A big part of the entire strategy of the game is lost with the DH. MLB officials can try their hardest to force the DH on the NL, but somehow I doubt the NL would ever budge. It would be a dark day, thats for sure.
What makes no sense about the DH, is if youre going to have a "designated hitter" for the pitcher, why not have "designated fielders" for the poor defensive players? Its the same concept. Someone is bad at one aspect of the game, so you put a player who specializes in that weakness in his place to make the game more entertaining.
I wish Bud Selig would get his head out of his butt long enough to realize that the fans who are attracted by the extra excitement of the DH are the same fans who lose interest easily. The real fans of the game enjoy the original NL rules, and the strategy that comes along with it. I think the backbone of baseball's fanbase feels this way.