On Sunday I wrote a big long thing in favor of the DH being universal. I’m not going to restate that argument here because we’re probably all tired of it for now.
Since then, a number of people have taken issue with it, either directly or indirectly. I don’t necessarily buy their arguments, but they’re well-written and well-considered and anyone who thinks they have a monopoly on wisdom is a moron.
So, the opposition speaks:
- Michael Brendan Daugherty takes me on directly over at The Week, saying that the justification for the DH is a tautology and that we should beware the slippery slope to designated fielders and the like;
- Ted Berg of USA Today’s FTW says I may have a point about irrationality, so what, he likes what he likes, which is completely fair;
- M.J. Baumann of Grantland takes much the same tack as Ted and, as always, it’s well-written and well-considered.
Apologies if I left any good ones out. I’m sure I did. It’s been a long week of arguing about the DH: