A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Monday, April 25, 2005 The evils of the DH:This sort of thing happens a lot more in the AL than the NL for one simple reason: if the pitcher goes headhunting, he'll likely get the same treatment when he's up to bat. It makes you think twice. But the AL has gotten rid of that deterrent with the designated hitter. The only way to discourage this behavior on the pitcher's part is to have a bench-clearing brawl.