NEW YORK (WFAN) — Rob Manfred has said that he has no plans to implement the designated hitter in the National League, and the MLB commissioner reiterated his stance on Monday morning.
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.READ MORE: Connecticut To Welcome Over 300 Afghan Refugees
“I would leave the DH the way it is,” Manfred told Boomer & Carton. “I always have thought that the variation between the two leagues is a good thing for the game, generally. It promotes debate among fans, and I’m a big believer that debate is a good thing for baseball. Just like debate’s a good thing for your business.
“When people are talking about the game, it’s good.”READ MORE: First Affordable Housing Complex For LGBT Seniors Opens On Long Island