Re: Hank: NL to blame for Wang
- From: luxor1275bc@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:11:41 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 19, 12:08 pm, Larry <x...@xxxxx> wrote:
On Jun 17, 2:28 pm, George Grapman <sfgeo...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jun 17, 12:34 pm, George Grapman <sfgeo...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
RF <fwdi...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:0b6ff2f3-2f96-4f33-be67-The Nippon Central League in Japan has no DH.
Noted blowhard Hank "Baby Boss" Steinbrenner blames it all on the NLHe might actually have a point you know. The NL is currently the only
for Wang breaking his foot.
He thinks the non-DH NL is mired in the 19th century.
Guess Hank doesn't know that the AL did the same up until the 1970's.
What a jerk!
league on the entire planet, from High School to college to amateurs to
semi-pros to minors to majors (including major leagues in 26 other
countries besides the US) that does not have a DH rule. At one time, the
AL was the only league with the DH. Today, the NL is a dinosaur that
cannot drag itself into the present.
It would be like the AFC deciding they wanted their kickers to be
"compelete players" and forcing them to play defensive line. Give it up
already. I used to like the NL - I thought having pitchers hit added
"strategery." All it does is give the opponent a virtually assured out.
Having pitchers hit does add to strategy,i.e. Close game or tie
score,runner in scoring position with the pitcher coming to bat. You
make the call.
Oh, wow, you're right! That takes so much ssttrraatteeggyy to figure
that one out --- probably only NL managers could be that smart.
Right. I assume you would always either pinch hit all the time or none
of the time in which case little thinking is needed.
Yeah, sure. You imagine scenarios that are only difficult for someone
with little knowledge of the game. If the game is tied in the late
innings (as you described) and you have a runner in scoring position,
in which situation are you not going to pinch-hit for the pitcher?
Most late inning pitchers today only throw one inning (two innings at
most) so, in most cases, the pitcher has already completed one inning.
And, if he hasn't and his name is something like Mariano Rivera, any
intelligent NL or AL manager is going to insert someone like Mo in the
line-up where he WON'T bat the next inning -- that is, in the 9th hole
AFTER the on-deck batter of the next inning. So, exactly, where is
the strategy that you refer to? If Mo does come to bat that next
inning, then that means that Mo's team had to have scored a minimum of
3 runs (AL or NL), in which case, the game is no longer tied.
Your idea of strategy doesn't exist in today's game (if it ever did).
Gosh, if its this simple, why don't you go replace Tony LaRussa and get
some team to pay you millions of dollars a year?
Thanks. Maybe I'll do that. But nobody said baseball was that simple
-- we were discussing only one aspect of the game and it wasn't me
that claimed the NL is where all the strategy plays out because they
don't have the DH.
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