With MLB's seemingly inevitable slide towards a schedule that looks more and more like the NFL, is it time for them to also make the jump to a set of unified rules for both the American and National Leagues?
The arguments both in favor of the DH and against have been roundly expounded upon...
"No one wants to see a pitcher hit"
- "Yes, I do, LOL's!!!"
"But there's more strategy in the NL game"
- "Why is it called strategy when it is obvious what the right decision is?"
"Would you really have wanted to see Edgar try and play 3B for 10 years?"
- ".... .... good point."
Either way, with interleague play soon-becoming a near daily occurrence, I think it's fair for fans to expect a uniform set of rules that we play 162 games by. Given that all MLB teams will now be playing over a quarter of all their games against a teams that plays by a different set of rules in their home park, it's a situation that's bad for roster creation and ripe for current promotion/demotion exploitation.
I don't pretend to have the answer here, but rather I'd like to hear what all of you think...
Should MLB make a choice to follow one set of rules (which set of rules is "right" isn't that important here) or is having disparate regulations one of the things that keeps MLB unique and appealing (much like having unregulated boundaries on each individual team's playing field?)?