Baseball purists are not going to love this. Those in favor of more offense are going to be major fans.
According to former MLB general manager and current columnist for The Athletic Jim Bowden, the National League could institute the designated hitter in time for the 2021 season.
This has seemingly come out of nowhere. There’s been a major push back against this happening from those who have been around the game for a long time.
Adopted by the American League back in 1973, this has always been a point of contention. Uneven playing fields and the like. That’s only been magnified since the creation of interleague play back in 1997.
We’ll see soon enough if this is yet another massive change MLB plans in the modern era.