“Missing the moments when” is the argument against the DH that is the weakest, in my opinion. To repeat (three-peat?) my former illustration, if you had one terrible rule in any game, it would produce certain fond memories. We have to come at the issue without any sentiment or nostalgia and ask the question, which version does the most justice to the game?
The vast, very vast, majority of pitchers can’t hit their way out of a wet paper bag. It’s a very clumsy part of the game.
By the way, there’s no reason a good-hitting pitcher couldn’t pinch hit. Jason Marquis > Greg Norton.
Thats a good point, Diaz could easily be better, he is already a better defender. But the 2M doesn’t have to go to Damon, I like Nady, or possible signing a SP to a minor league deal to back up this great rotation.
Bub, I heard that live this morning. Seemed very defensive and very canned. He knew what was coming and had some pre-prepared answers. Some fact checking doesn’t really back up some of his answers – particularly the Glaus health issue.
Pushing a show based on a response to this interview so everyone listen.
Yeah, I sensed some definite dodging with the Glaus issue, unfortunately. I’d have been much happier if he had just said we’re taking a reasonable, calculated risk with a very high reward, rather than pretending that 29 teams left him on the table at 3 million dollars because they didn’t notice he was there.