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Should there be awards for each (baseball) league? Or just one?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark2010, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Some of us are old enough to remember when baseball's American League and National League operated almost as two separate entities. Except for spring training, the All-Star Game and World Series, the two never crossed paths. Over time, even managerial strategies evolved separately: the National League game seemed to be more about pitching and speed on the basepaths, while the American League was known for power hitters.

    With the advent of more and more interleague play, the distinction between the two leagues has become less obvious. We've even had franchises (first Milwaukee, now Houston) switch leagues.

    So, should post-season awards like Most Valuable Player, Cy Young Award, Manager of the Year, etc. be combined the way they are in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, etc.? Should there really continue to be two separate sets of awards each year?
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Keep the awards the same, but one thing that I think should change is how records are seen if a player gets traded between leagues. You'll get a guy who, for instance, has a won-loss record of 11-5 in one league, get traded to the other, and then he shows up in the records as 0-0.

    Just keep them combined.
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    This thread earns a Dickie Award for nattering navel-gazing.
  5. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Noooo, Dick's use of the Socratic method isn't the least bit aggravating.
    Nobody likes being cross-examined on an industry message board by an arrogant ass.
    And then forced to choose between two awful answers on top of it.
    That's the Dick base offense.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    One league has a DH and one does not. Get rid of the DH and you might have something to go on. But there is the DH...
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Why do you think your assumption holds here? Cite your work, please.
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Mixed feelings on the whole DH argument. But I really do wish they would go one way or the other instead of half and half. Either everyone plays by it or no one does.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I agree 100% with this.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The DH blows. American League baseball, as a result, is less appealing than National League baseball. But I'd bet big money the DH will become uniform. The union, idiot owners, and Bud are all slavering to make it so.
  11. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    This. The DH just isn't natural, so with that in mind, it will be a part of the NL within five years.
  12. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    If we keep it up, we'll eventually be right.
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