Should MLB get rid of the designated hitter? | The Tylt
Since it was adopted by the American League back in 1973, the designated hitter has been a polarizing topic for baseball fans. The rule allows a bench player to hit in lieu of the pitcher—and they don't have to take the field. Critics say the DH is an abomination and strips the game of much of its strategy. Great players should be able to hit and play. Supporters say the DH makes baseball more exciting and prolongs players' careers. If anything, it's time to expand it to the National League. What do you think? ⚾
Should MLB get rid of the designated hitter?