And while I understand it, I'm not crazy about pinch-runners either.
Baseball has it over football in ONE respect. You play offense AND defense. None of the "return specialist" players. I support it in the NFL, not in MLB.
The number one reason for not having a DH in my opinion. There are a number of pitchers who are decent hitters and that number needs to grow. There is really no excuse, however, for a pitcher to not be at least a passable bunter.
I'd be in favor of roster expansion to 28 if it was limited to 11 or 12 pitchers. Pitching talent is too watered down as it is. Any more and you'd be getting one batter specialty pitchers. That's overkill!
However, I have no problem if the team wants to use a roster spot for a pinch runner. The great Oakland A's teams of the 1970's actually did that with some success.
And a GOOD HITTING pitcher can be worth his weight in gold.
I couldn't care less about the argument that the DH keeps older, slower pitchers playing longer. It sucks and it takes a lot of the strategy of the grand old game away from the managers.
I will be PISSED if the NL ever adopts the DH, or if the league ever changes the rule on them.