"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Tony Oliva, Mike Cuellar, Luis Tiant and the first year of the DH in the American League
Nevertheless, the American and National leagues have played with different rules since 1973: the pitchers hit in the National but a hitter is designated to hit for the pitcher in the American.
In my opinion, it is insane because it changes the way that the game is played. Could you imagine the AFC and NFC playing with different offensive rules?
It’s time to settle the issue and go one way or another.
The DH is an integral part of winning the AL title, such as happened with Vlad Guerrero and Texas in 2010 or David Ortiz with Boston. It hurts the AL team when they have to adjust their lineup in NL parks in the World Series.