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Subject:The hoser in Spokane responded
Time:10:11 am
PattiB,

I apologize again for the email mix-ups. But we certainly do appreciate your information and want to thank you very much. It is rare in today’s busy world that someone would “step outside the box” as you have demonstrated. Be assured that we will utilize your attachments accordingly. It just so happens that one of Board Meetings is coming up.

Thank you again and have a great Labor Day weekend. I do not know if you are an Oakland Athletics fan, but most of us up here love your team. I am a die hard Dodger fan but one cannot help loving Billy Beane.

Regards,
(hoser)

Boring! Plus, I could never give my loyalty to a team with designated hitters.
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filthy_habit
Subject:Designated Hitters?
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Time:2012-09-04 05:19 am (UTC)
Why not?
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whipartist
Subject:Re: Designated Hitters?
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Time:2012-09-04 05:45 am (UTC)
I call the American league the Pussy Pitcher League.

I grew up in St. Louis. While I generally despise sports, I'm still stuck with a few of the beliefs of my religious upbringing. One of those beliefs is that pitchers should bat just like everybody else.
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filthy_habit
Subject:Re: Designated Hitters?
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Time:2012-09-04 08:20 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't really have much of a beef with the DH thing and have never really heard a coherent argument from anyone on why it is a bad thing. George Will broke it down pretty good in his book "Men at Work" and I think he, like me, came to the conclusion that using the whole DH argument is really a wash---there's good and bad on both sides. The only problem I have is that I'd like to see both leagues do the same thing, and I don't care if they go with the DH or not. I don't think I have a preference.

"Designating" positions is not unique to baseball. After all, football has offensive & defensive designations, as well as special teams and all that other crud. Why not throw the same 11-members out there and leave it at that, making substitutions as you go along? I dunno.

And, yes, I've been an A's fan since I was a kid in the seventies and had season tix when I lived up there. In fact, I just took a trip back to the home turf last month and timed the trip so I could catch a game while in town. It was heavenly seeing a real ball game---the AAA stuff here in Vegas just doesn't substitute.
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whipartist
Subject:Re: Designated Hitters?
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Time:2012-09-04 08:52 pm (UTC)
While we may agree on religion in general, we won't agree on this particular one. No special rights for pitchers! Also, Bob Gibson.

I was back in St. Louis in May, and caught a Cardinals game. We had spectacular seats, and the Redbirds scored eight runs, all of them on homers, including a bottom-of-the-first grand slam.
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