Is The MLB's National League Closer To Adopting Designated Hitters?
Recent comments from the MLB commissioner put the debate over designated hitters in the spotlight once again.By Carter Woodiel | January 23, 2016
It doesn't take much to get baseball fans fired up over the designated hitter rule, and recent comments from the MLB commissioner have stoked the fire once again.
Commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters he's seeing a "willingness to change" among National League execs regarding adopting the DH in the Senior Circuit, which has been used in the American League for 43 years. (Video via Fox Sports)
As you might expect, a few National League higher-ups are miffed by Manfred's comments. Phillies chairman Dave Montgomery quipped, "We would like to remain real baseball." (Video via Society for American Baseball Research)