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View Poll Results: What should be done with the Designated Hitter rule?

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  • Keep the DH the way it is.

    11 22.92%
  • Abolish the DH completely.

    15 31.25%
  • Make the DH mandatory for all MLB clubs.

    20 41.67%
  • Make the DH a "club option" as described in the OP of this thread.

    2 4.17%
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    Poll: What should be done with the Designated Hitter?

    I have been thinking for some time that, with so much interleague play now, there might be some merit to making the DH a "club option" - in other words, that prior to each season clubs would take turns in making a binding decision as to whether they would use the DH in their ballpark or not, starting with the World Series champion and ending with the worst team from the previous season. I would appreciate reading some feedback on this idea.

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    Though I hate it and wish it abolished cause people who can't play the field have no place in baseball... that is not an option. The NL is baseball and the AL is a shadow of baseball but that is not going to change. I just hope the NL resists the urge.

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    I like the DH

    But then again I grew up watching mostly the AL.

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    Make it mandatory. For the history of the game it sucks but baseball needs to get with today's day and age. Fans dig the long ball plain and simple and this is a way to get more offense without the negativity of roids. It can be somewhat of a positive for pitchers as well. A lot of times a pitcher would be taken down due to the fact that a pinch hitter is needed...in the AL they are can pitch a few more innings if need be.

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    I always feel a case of deja vu with this thread.

    Leave the leagues alone in my opinion although obviously it's more likely the NL adopts a DH then the AL lets it go.

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    They could put a limit to the DH as well. Maybe make it a certain % of games need to be played out in the field for the player. Like no more than 60% of the games played can be at DH. So approx 100 games max as a DH.

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    Meh, just make it league wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BcEuAbRsS View Post
    Meh, just make it league wide.
    I'd say most NL fans don't want it period.

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    I like the DH too, but I've never minded having the two leagues split. I know I'm in the minority, but so be it. The DH shouldn't be imposed upon the NL.

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    One part of me says get rid of it. Makes it tougher to manage games. More thinking involved.

    But the other part says make the DH league wide. Sometimes it's boring watching a pitcher go up there knowing he's not going to make even half an effort.

    I'm fine with the current system. If it stays the way it is, so be it.


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    Just keep it the way it is, big ****ing deal.


    To me, it makes no difference. I like the fact that the DH can extend some players careers and gives you that extra thump in the lineup, but I also can't stand seeing fat slobs who can barely make it out of the batters box calling themselves baseball players.

    Also, if you're a pitcher, you have to have some sort of hitting ability. Boggles my mind how many pitchers can't hit worth a lick. Maybe, do something in between your 5th day?
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    Leave it how it is since I know the AL wont drop the DH and I really hope the NL doesn't decide to use it. I still enjoy seeing the strategy involved for NL teams in close games.
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    I see 3 options:

    1. Keep it the same
    2. Abolish it (I voted for this but I think 1. might be the better option)
    3. Destroy the game of baseball forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgerBlue82 View Post
    Leave it how it is since I know the AL wont drop the DH and I really hope the NL doesn't decide to use it. I still enjoy seeing the strategy involved for NL teams in close games.
    Could not have said better
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyFaninLA View Post
    I see 3 options:

    1. Keep it the same
    2. Abolish it (I voted for this but I think 1. might be the better option)
    3. Destroy the game of baseball forever

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