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Christopher L. Gasper

MLB needs one set of rules for the DH

At a point when this country is deeply divided on the best path to move forward it’s fitting that the national pastime is celebrating 40 years of ideological division and unresolved debate in the batter’s box.

This season marks the 40th anniversary of the designated hitter, a commemoration of four decades of Major League Baseball being a game divided against itself. The DH is baseball’s 38th parallel, bifurcating the American League and National League.

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