AL > NL style of play: The National League blows

Watching the Royals play in National League parks reminded me how much I hate National League baseball. Anyone who prefers it over the AL likes an inferior product. Don’t give me this crap about managers “actually have to manage.” Keep telling yourself that. Don’t kid yourself, National League Baseball blows. Plain and simple.

Watching pitchers pinch hit – which happened three different times in Sunday’s marathon – or watching relief pitchers stand in the box scared shitless – which also happened on Sunday – is pitiful. Who wants to see that? How National League fans can cheer wildly for a pitcher sacrifice bunting is beyond me.

National League baseball blows.

This “I love the strategy involved” claim is also a joke. How freakin’ hard is it to pull off a double switch? Its not Rocket Science. Cards skipper Mike Matheny out-managed himself Sunday when he pulled Matt Holliday for pinch-runner, who he was then stuck with for the next seven innings.

National League baseball blows.

Sure, Ned Yost manages a game like an NL manager, trying to scratch a run with bunts instead of playing for the big inning. But even he would prefer to use the DH and EVERY NL manager would elect to use one if they were given the choice between that and batting a pitcher and anyone who says they wouldn’t take the DH is a liar. The National League has the advantage in every Interleague game as AL pitchers have to bat in NL parks as guys like Billy Butler are relegated to pinch-hitting duty and NL teams get to NOT BAT THE P in American League parks and use a DH.

National League baseball blows.

Take, for example, the teams the Royals have played on this current roadie. Allen Craig, a great hitter but shady defender who plays all over the diamond because he isn’t good enough at one, would be a great DH, as would Carlos Lee of the ‘Stros. Speaking of the Astros, despite the fact that they will be in AL West, they should be thrilled to be leaving that God-forsaken National League for the American League. Thank God the Royals did not make the move to the NL when they had the chance, I probably would have gouged my eyes out. Poor Brewers.

The National League style of baseball blows. You know it, I know it, everyone – whether they want to admit it or not, knows it.

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