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DodgerSSR

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#5
This message brought to you by the "Keep the DH out of Baseball Foundation".
Moot point in today's game, as Kershaw would never hit in the bottom of eighth with Dave Roberts at the helm. :)

And, who could blame Doc? That was Kershaw's only career home run in 800+ PA's.
 

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That's what made it so special. :)
Okay, I brought up the "poll" on the DH, and got what I expected. Some, like you, were vehemently opposed, a few were in "meh" category, a few like it, and some admitted to accepting it after watching it play out.

I'm in the last category. As a traditionalist, I have always been opposed to even the thought of the Designated Hitter Rule. It just wasn't baseball in my mind. I felt one of the huge strategical moves in a game could be whether to remove a starting pitcher who is doing well, but down by a run in the seventh inning, or let him hit. The DH obviously removed this strategy. Yet, with Dave Roberts' penchant for pitching changes, it didn't really play out that way. After watching Roberts remove a cruising Rich Hill in the 2017 WS after four innings trailing 1-0, and not even for a pinch hitter at that, the DH didn't seem like a big deal.
 

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#8
Sorry for hijacking your thread, KY, so here is thirty minutes of almost sheer joy. You have my permission to skip the end of Game 4.