- What was a DH?
Originally, a DH was just an opportunity to put an extra hitter in the lineup, an attempt to pull the AL out of a era of great pitchers. The popular notion was that fans preferred high-scoring games over low scoring games, and that having higher-scoring games would entice more fans to attend games. In short, it was just another way to make money.
- What is a DH?
The DH spot is now a spot to stick overweight multimillionaires who have no idea how to play the field, (see Ortiz, David) . These players earn a comfy salary for tearing the cover off the ball every 2-3 innings, (or not tearing the cover off the ball, see Ortiz, David), while their teammates stand out in the field for 9 innings doing most of the work. The DH has done what is was supposed to have done!!! Now get rid of it!!!!!!