By Jason Wojciechowski on June 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM
But the DH erodes elements of strategy (such as double-switching and bunting), and that makes baseball less complicated. It rewards brute power over nuance, and that ultimately hurts the game.
I'm not going to rebut this. You don't need me to. He's wrong, and that's fine. But it's a little surprising to me, even after digesting all the Kloster-cism that's come out after word was let go that he'd be on Grantland, that he'd repeat such utterly unthinking nonsense without even a second glance toward the idea that automatically having your pitcher bunt in any bunt situation isn't strategy, and that double-switching is not brain surgery, much less is it "nuance". (I mean, you've seen these major league managers, right?)