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Old January 9 2014, 01:55 AM   #346
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Re: MLB Offseason 2013-2014

Tom Hendricks wrote: View Post
Don't pitchers only get considered on their pitching? So why can't a DH be judged solely on his hitting?
Well, pitchers have been around since the game started some 150+ years ago, while the DH has only been in place since the late 60's and only in the American league.

I think it was a move by the players union to extend the careers of some players because the physical toll of fielding is typically the first thing to go. I respect anyone who can hit a baseball well, god knows it was hard enough for me in Little League and High School, but personally I think if you're going to play the game at the highest levels you should have to play both the field and hit the ball. I grew up on the National League, so I'm biased towards no DH anyway.
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