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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Is the National League adopting the Designated Hitter rule?

I'm beginning to wonder if there is a rumor out there that the Designated Hitter (DH) rule is going to be used in both leagues.

First, the San Diego Padres signed Mike Piazza. Piazza is precisely the type of player baseball had in mind when they wrote the DH rule. He's never been considered a strong defensive player and now has the bad legs that come from years of crouching as a catcher, but he can hit and is a gate attraction.

Then I hear Washington Nationals offered a contract to Sammy Sosa. This morning I read that the Nationals signed C/1B Matt LeCroy to a one year contract. Best thing I can say about LeCroy is that as a catcher he makes for a good DH.


Anonymous Rodney A Stanton said...

How can you say, " He's never been considered a strong defensive player"? When Mike left LA there were only 5 catchers in Baseball history that had allowed more than 100 stolen bases. Three (3) of them were Mike Piazza LA Dodgers! Watching him throw the ball 6 feet over the head of the shortstop and hit the center fielder (Raul) thereby waking him from his nap was one of the joys of going to chavez Ravine 10 years ago. They were the Keystone Cops of end of century Baseball!

11:33 AM

Anonymous realitybasedbob said...

With the DH, the AL does not play baseball. Call it anything else but it is not baseball.

4:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add to this the fact that the Reds signed Scott Hatterberg and I think you are most definitely on to something!!!

1:36 PM


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