8 days ago
During this post i have realized that i desparatelt need to either shave or trim my beard. Another week of the new year is over, the Super Bowl has come and gone, its a sad time in the sporting world for me. Guess there is that sport where they hit that little sphere with a narrow wooden stick. Just kidding baseball is an incredible sport. The strategy involved can be mind boggling. I heard the MLB might finally change the designated hitter rule amd force the National League to adopt it. Why? So there is a chance for a other home run? Some people hate seeing a pitcher bat, bat so what. Its a part of the game . Its a part of the strategy. I have always enjoyed how the AL and NL had slightly different rules. Pitchers are athletes, i say let them be athletes. Big time players make big time plays. Legends are born by doing the impossible. But alas i think money is at play. Say the Dodgers sign an older slugger whose skills begin to diminish half way through his 10 year 300 million dollar contract. Say he can still blast a 40 home runs, but can't field even the softest dribbler down the first baseline. By the way this hypothetical player may hit a lot of homeruns but only bats .245 or less, but his home run potential can fill a few seats or catch a couple viewers on tv. They also want to lower the pitcher mound, for what? More hone runs is my answer. Might as well just turn the league into "coach pitch". All these rule changes won't get any new viewers or fans. Only alienate the people who are already willing to sit through 18 innings of a scoreless pitching duel. Those are the fans that should be taken care of. Oh by the way i did chest today too.
edit: Extra innings extra base runner rule change. Talk about a cowardly rule. Why not just let the 2 teams fastest players race around the diamond or better yet have the teams mascots fight it out at center field. I would rather see that than this absurd rule change. at Key West, Florida