Greinke - best hitting pitcher since Babe Ruth?

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    Fun factoid about Greinke's hitting....

    He's got 5 extra base hits in the Dbacks' first 26 games.

    The last pitcher with as many in as few games.... Someone named Babe Ruth.
     
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    So when Zack loses his pitching touch, we'll put him in RF and he'll hit 60 HR's? :)
     
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    And according to Steve, the only one to do it during the first month of a season.
     
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    I thought that distinction went to Micah Owings.
     
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    Great to see. I hope the DH never comes to the NL.
     
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    He should be used as a DH when we play in the American league parks.
     
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    DH = Dumbest thing in baseball.
     
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    I am a baseball traditionalist and had opposed the DH for the National League since its inception,
    mainly because it takes away strategy.

    But I support it for the NL now because it puts the only baseball league I have ever rooted
    for at a disadvantage, such as when visiting AL parks for inter-league games. They stock their
    roster for 9 hitting positions plus pitchers. The NL stocks theirs for 8 hitters plus pitchers, so we
    have to use a sub, not a regular in that case.


    Even more because it puts the NL at odds, not just with the AL, but with college ball, minor
    league ball and most international ball. The only other baseball league in the world which
    has not adapted to the DH is in Japan.

    Pitchers in the NL are at a great disadvantage because all of their previous training does not
    include batting in a game and then they suddenly have to do it in the most Major of leagues.

    I won't say "If you can't beat them, join them", but I will say "If you're the only one out of
    step, you need to correct it, like it or not, in order to compete".

    The DH may be the 'dumbest thing in baseball" (with which I agree), but it is nearly universal
    and boycotting that is like sticking your hand in the sand.

    When refrigerators became universal in the 1940's, the one house on the block which still
    used an ice box would be in a world of hurt wondering why the ice man no longer showed
    up and their food was spoiling, even if they didn't like paying the rise in their electric bill.
     
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    Given the current offensive woes perhaps batting him in all 9 spots and employing ghost runners would be wise
     
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    IN JEST: How about we put pitchers at all 8 positions for one game
    and use position players to each pitch an inning for that game. It
    wouldn't cause more losses than what we've been doing. :D

    REALITY: How about we put our best lineup on the field for every
    game, like the old days, instead of "scheduled days off" and hardly
    ever having our best lineup on the field at one time. :shrug:

    If our opponents are doing that, we'd be more competitive.
    If they are not, we'd have an advantage. If a player is hurt,
    let him rest. If not, have him do the job he's getting paid to
    do. Starters get paid better than utility players for a reason.
     

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