- 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!!!!!!
1. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Padres, is on pace for 67 Homeruns