“As an Astros fan, I can say today was an absolute kick in the gut. I would love to personally punch Bud Selig in the face.”
As a Pirates fan, I am rejoicing in that we’ll never, ever, ever see 6th place in the NL Central again!!!!!
I’d still love to punch Bud Selig in the face with you though! That moron has structured the entire league around insuring both the Yankees and Red Sox make the postseason every year.
I also think this restructuring will mean designated hitting in the NL. There’s going to be an interleague game every day since there are 15 teams in the AL and 15 teams in the NL now.
I’ve always wondered why there isn’t designated fielding ... if a designated hitter makes so much sense, wouldn’t it make more sense to have 9 fielding experts ... I mean, playing the field means you’re much more prone to injury. We could see hitters play the game well into their 50s!!!! That means even more players on the team ... that means more superstars!!! Come on Bud ... you know you want to do that!!!
Anyway, once the DH is part of the NL, I’m done with baseball. That rule has never made sense to me ... its flat out stupid and senseless. It takes away so much strategery.
Then again, come to think of it, watching the Pirates really hasn’t been baseball these past 20 years anyway. Their strategery has been “dump players, get suspects, watch suspects improve, dump players, whine about being poor, rinse, lather, repeat .... “
It seems this guy is single handledly trying to destroy baseball.