Universal DH may be coming.

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Postby Bucky » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:15 pm

AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON PUNTERS
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby Uncle Milty » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:16 pm

CalvinBall wrote:Pretty embarrassing that all but two or three pitchers across the league can hit. They can only do half the sport they make a living playing.

Unlike those position players who can all pitch
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby CalvinBall » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:18 pm

Uncle Milty wrote:Unlike those position players who can all pitch


This doesn't work the way you think it does
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby Uncle Milty » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:26 pm

Like you know what I think
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby swishnicholson » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:46 pm

CalvinBall wrote:Pretty embarrassing that all but two or three pitchers across the league can hit. They can only do half the sport they make a living playing.


Hitting major league pitching is hard. 17 pitchers with at least 25 PA got on at least one out of five times they were up. I think that's a pretty good standard. It means if they played the whole game, they'd probably reach base at least once
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby Polar Bear Phan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:01 am

To maintain some sense of strategy and to reward pitchers who can actually hit, I'd prefer that either team in a game has a veto on using the DH. In other words, say the Angels are pitching Ohtani, then they could submit a lineup with Ohtani listed as a batter and their opponent would be forced to bat the pitcher. If both teams list a DH at the lineup exchange, then there's a DH.
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby Warszawa » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:15 am

Pitchers play a defensive position. Pitchers should hit.

There is SO many more problems with baseball right now...

instead of this how about eliminate mound visits entirely
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby joboggi » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:37 am

Warszawa wrote:Pitchers play a defensive position. Pitchers should hit.

There is SO many more problems with baseball right now...

instead of this how about eliminate mound visits entirely


I prefer the NL approach but the AL approach makes a better team.

For some reason the Phil's are breeding DHs.

Win now, bring on the DH.
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby pacino » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:30 am

swishnicholson wrote:
CalvinBall wrote:Pretty embarrassing that all but two or three pitchers across the league can hit. They can only do half the sport they make a living playing.


Hitting major league pitching is hard. 17 pitchers with at least 25 PA got on at least one out of five times they were up. I think that's a pretty good standard. It means if they played the whole game, they'd probably reach base at least once

really...this isn't on the pitchers at this point. guys are hitting 100mph then dropping an 85mph pitch behind that; how does a guy that can't be in a cage all week expect to have a chance?

bring on the DH; it's absurd to make these guys try to hit major league pitching
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby CalvinBall » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:02 am

Yes very absurd that you would expect an athlete at the top of his sport to perform one of the main components of his sport.
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby heyeaglefn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:09 am

It's like those NFL pussies that don't play both ways.
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby Uncle Milty » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:13 am

Aren't most major team sports based on players with different skills? You can look at it broadly as offense and defense or individual skills. Do you expect your goalie in hockey to score in the shootout? Should QBs be placekickers too?
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby CalvinBall » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:15 am

False equivalency
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby pacino » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:23 am

weird hill to die on, calvinballs
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby heyeaglefn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:47 am

In what other league would half the teams significantly play the game differently than the other? Times have changed the old timers will get over it.
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby Uncle Milty » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:56 am

CalvinBall wrote:False equivalency

You're on a slippery slope strawman!
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby CalvinBall » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:00 pm

pacino wrote:weird hill to die on, calvinballs

Because someone has a different opinion than you doesn't make it a weird hill to die on, Pacino
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby phillychuck » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:44 pm

CalvinBall wrote:Yes very absurd that you would expect an athlete at the top of his sport to perform one of the main components of his sport.


Carter Hart needs to work on his wrist shot from the slot, too.
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby bleh » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:02 pm

CalvinBall wrote:Yes very absurd that you would expect an athlete at the top of his sport to perform one of the main components of his sport.

After 100 years of mlb pitchers being bad at hitting, I think it is absurd to expect them to be good at it.
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Re: Universal DH may be coming.

Postby JFLNYC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:20 pm

Put both teams in lawn chairs scattered about the field drinking beers and signing autographs. Send the managers to home plate to play rock/paper/scissors (best 2 out of 3) to see who wins the game. No more fighting over the DH, no pitchers hitting, quick games, no home plate collisions or mound conferences, no blown calls by the umps, no pitchers arms overused. Everybody sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and goes home.
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