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From: Ruben Safir on 20 Jul 2010 23:11
On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 02:26:33 +0000, Steven M. O'Neill wrote:
> 2. Interleague. The DH is clearly the cause of the AL advantage
> in interleague play. AL teams have a guy who is a very good hitter
> who doesn't have to field any position. This is an advantage in AL
> parks, because the NL teams have to play a non-starting utility
> player as DH, and an advantage in the NL parks because the AL teams
> have a better hitter to come off the bench.
This is wrong. Historically NL teams do better because in NL parks their
pitchers are a waste and they lose a big bat that they depend on while
most good NL teams have an extra bat who otherwise platoons or Pitch Hits.