Some people really like the designated hitter. Some people really dislike the designated hitter. There’s no doubt a designated hitter in or out of the lineup creates a handful of different and unique challenges, though it’s possible at some point in the future both the American and National Leagues will have a DH as MLB commissioner Bud Selig suggested to ‘never say never’ when quizzed on the topic recently.
Selig, who was speaking to media prior to Game 4 of the 2013 World Series suggested that he’s always been a fan of it:
“I’m the only one left who voted in 1972 for the designated hitter,” Selig said, according to MLB.com. “So here we are now, 41 years later. And I often worry about that. But my friend [Phillies chairman] Bill Giles once said to me, ‘You know, I like the controversy between the leagues. I think it’s good.’
“So I’m never going to say never to anything. But at the moment is there anything going on? No. If somebody has something to say, I’m glad to listen.”
The DH is really the lone thing separating the two leagues, so how say you FanSided? Do you think a DH in the National League would be good for baseball? Or should they keep the two leagues completely separated?