Best Of Mike & Mad Dog: A Discussion On DHs In The National LeagueChris "Mad Dog" Russo wanted no part of that, which led to this discussion on the "Mike & the Mad Dog" show on June 18.
Palladino: Losing Last Vestige Of 'Real' Baseball Would Sadden DinosaursThe mourning over the death of baseball in American League cities continues in this little corner of the world, and could well expand if the young guns of baseball ownership have their way.
Manfred: National League Teams May Be More Receptive To Adding DHAny change to the DH is a mandatory topic of bargaining. That means if it is included in the next bargaining agreement, the National League could be employing designated hitters by early as 2017
Manfred With Boomer & Carton: 'I Would Leave The DH The Way It Is'Speaking with WFAN co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, the commish explained that having the DH in the American League -- but not in the National -- is in fact healthy for the game.
Manfred On NL Not Adopting The DH: I Want To See Bartolo Colon Hit!"Not having National League pitchers hit would deprive us of the entertainment that Bartolo Colon has given us this year," Manfred said.
This Week In Baseball: It's Time For The DH In Both LeaguesThe debate over whether the DH should be implemented in all of baseball has come around again, this writer thinks it's time for a change.
By The Numbers: Is There A Correlation Between The DH And Integration?There is no doubt that the National League (read: Dodgers) took the lead in 1947 in breaking the color barrier. However, it took more than two years for a second NL club to integrate.
Sports Verdict: How Would You Change Baseball? Instant Replay Vs. Designated HitterWith several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?
By The Numbers: The Impact Of Baseball's DHTo baseball purists, the designated hitter is an abomination of the game of baseball. For better or worse though, the DH has allowed sluggers (who may be aging or not-so-good at fielding) to play a pivotal part in the game since 1973.