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2013-05-01 11:58:42 AM
*sigh*

/Nats fan
//GO NATS!
 
2013-05-01 12:15:42 PM
The DH sucks.
 
2013-05-01 12:48:48 PM
.429/.467/.714. From the 9 spot.

Suck it, DH rule.

/and way to go Huddy!
 
2013-05-01 01:07:13 PM

JohnAnnArbor: The DH sucks.


Making pitchers hit sucks.  If we're going to make pitchers hit, we should make the rest of the team pitch.
 
2013-05-01 01:10:55 PM

meanmutton: JohnAnnArbor: The DH sucks.

Making pitchers hit sucks.  If we're going to make pitchers hit, we should make the rest of the team pitch.


9 innings, 9 positions...

I think you might be on to something.
 
2013-05-01 01:20:03 PM
Ooh!  Add Tim Hudson to the list of pitchers better than Jack Morris who won't make the Hall.

Well, he might have a shot.
 
2013-05-01 01:38:33 PM
Replay of the HR: Harper got a piece of it, but it looks like it was going to clear the fence anyway. Nice game, Hudson.
 
2013-05-01 01:50:22 PM

ox45tallboy: .429/.467/.714. From the 9 spot.

Suck it, DH rule.

/and way to go Huddy!


Yes, Hudson kicks ass.  I was sorry the A's let him go.  But considering the rest of the league's pitchers average about .150, I'll stick with the DH for a more entertaining game.

/Huddy is the exception to the rule
//bring out the stat geeks to prove me wrong
///pitchers batting still sucks.
 
2013-05-01 02:54:31 PM
*sigh*
Really? This is the headline that gets picked?
 
2013-05-01 04:06:49 PM

andychrist420: Yes, Hudson kicks ass. I was sorry the A's let him go. But considering the rest of the league's pitchers average about .150, I'll stick with the DH for a more entertaining game.


To me, though, not having the DH makes for a more interesting game, as players must bat accordingly. If you're batting 8th with no one on and one out, are you actually better off striking out rather than getting on and letting the pitcher ground into a double play, or at best moving to the top of order with two outs already?

Also, the somewhat rare pitcher that can hit makes it really interesting, and it's sometimes funny to see the AL pitchers playing interleague that haven't held a bat since high school.

Also, some pitchers are damn good at laying down bunts and some managers will send them in to pinch hit in the right situations. This reflects very poorly on their stats, however.
 
2013-05-01 04:40:12 PM

ox45tallboy: andychrist420: Yes, Hudson kicks ass. I was sorry the A's let him go. But considering the rest of the league's pitchers average about .150, I'll stick with the DH for a more entertaining game.

To me, though, not having the DH makes for a more interesting game, as players must bat accordingly. If you're batting 8th with no one on and one out, are you actually better off striking out rather than getting on and letting the pitcher ground into a double play, or at best moving to the top of order with two outs already?

Also, the somewhat rare pitcher that can hit makes it really interesting, and it's sometimes funny to see the AL pitchers playing interleague that haven't held a bat since high school.

Also, some pitchers are damn good at laying down bunts and some managers will send them in to pinch hit in the right situations. This reflects very poorly on their stats, however.


I see your point, but I disagree.  I'll agree that watching pitchers wave at pitches like a little kid can be funny.  But I think a pitcher is a highly specialized skill position (obviously there are exceptions) and should be utilized in that fashion.  I wouldn't want to see a quarterback playing defensive end either (again, obvious exceptions on the highly skilled part)

But that's just my opinion.  You have yours and that's cool too.  I don't think either is wrong, just a matter of preference.  The DH isn't going away in the AL, and the NL pitchers will continue to take at bats.  Something for everyone I guess.
 
2013-05-01 04:42:36 PM

lacrossestar83: meanmutton: JohnAnnArbor: The DH sucks.

Making pitchers hit sucks.  If we're going to make pitchers hit, we should make the rest of the team pitch.

9 innings, 9 positions...

I think you might be on to something.


Like Volleyball.  After an out, everyone rotates.
 
2013-05-01 05:12:09 PM
I can't remember where I saw it last night, but someone made the point that Hudson now has more HRs off of Harper than Harper has off of Hudson.  WIN
 
2013-05-01 05:57:22 PM

andychrist420: I see your point, but I disagree. I'll agree that watching pitchers wave at pitches like a little kid can be funny. But I think a pitcher is a highly specialized skill position (obviously there are exceptions) and should be utilized in that fashion. I wouldn't want to see a quarterback playing defensive end either (again, obvious exceptions on the highly skilled part)

But that's just my opinion. You have yours and that's cool too. I don't think either is wrong, just a matter of preference. The DH isn't going away in the AL, and the NL pitchers will continue to take at bats. Something for everyone I guess.


And I'll agree that watching the AL pitchers whiff wouldn't be as funny if they had to practice - i.e., if there was no DH rule in the AL.

So, as much as I hate it, having it one league does make it a lot more ...interesting than if it were in both or neither.

But it's a good possibility that one's preferences regarding the DH (even my own) might come from one's favorite team and which league they play in - what one is used to seeing.
 
2013-05-01 06:50:59 PM

ox45tallboy: andychrist420: I see your point, but I disagree. I'll agree that watching pitchers wave at pitches like a little kid can be funny. But I think a pitcher is a highly specialized skill position (obviously there are exceptions) and should be utilized in that fashion. I wouldn't want to see a quarterback playing defensive end either (again, obvious exceptions on the highly skilled part)

But that's just my opinion. You have yours and that's cool too. I don't think either is wrong, just a matter of preference. The DH isn't going away in the AL, and the NL pitchers will continue to take at bats. Something for everyone I guess.

And I'll agree that watching the AL pitchers whiff wouldn't be as funny if they had to practice - i.e., if there was no DH rule in the AL.

So, as much as I hate it, having it one league does make it a lot more ...interesting than if it were in both or neither.

But it's a good possibility that one's preferences regarding the DH (even my own) might come from one's favorite team and which league they play in - what one is used to seeing.


Probably.  I grew up an A's fan, so that's probably why I prefer the DH.  To each his own I guess.

/look at us being civil
//on Fark?
///we might get banned
 
2013-05-01 10:10:28 PM
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2013-05-01 10:51:36 PM

andychrist420: Probably. I grew up an A's fan


Without the DH Rule, you guys might never had traded him.

cdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-05-01 11:07:20 PM

ox45tallboy: andychrist420: Probably. I grew up an A's fan

Without the DH Rule, you guys might never had traded him.

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Thanks for the TF man.  I was in the hockey thread and wondered why the headline suddenly went from black to green.
 
2013-05-01 11:12:23 PM

andychrist420: Thanks for the TF man. I was in the hockey thread and wondered why the headline suddenly went from black to green.


Enjoy, dude.
 
2013-05-02 12:49:35 AM
How big is the trophy case?
 
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