As I went through my final edit of my previous article about Matt Adams’ playing time blockage with the St. Louis Cardinals, I expanded the section at the end just before posting.
To be honest, my motive was to address several other articles I had read recently that offered up hope that the arrival of the designated hitter in the National League would occur soon enough to provide a solution for Adams’ playing time need with the Cardinals. That does not seem to be the case.
A symptom of my doing that extra writing was a re-opening of the long-festering wounds caused by the DH.
In the comments section of the earlier post, Lou Schuler posed a number of related thoughts. As my response grew in length, I decided to turn it into its own post.
My summary of Lou’s key points:
He wishes the NL would adopt the DH.
Because baseball uses the DH at all levels, MLB pitchers are unprepared to hit.
Precious MLB outs are wasted on unproductive hitters.
Having no DH forces older...