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A Bone Of Contention With Al Leiter

During today’s game, Yankee broadcaster Al Leiter said:

"National League baseball is much more strategic (than American League baseball). There’s no question."

Yeah… right…

Let’s see… replacing a crappy hitter with another cold, crappy hitter off of the bench is SOOOO more strategic and interesting than having to pitch to a hitter who could potentially win the game with a big hit.

Watching a pitcher hit or bunt a runner to 2nd with 0-1 outs is SOOOO much more strategic and interesting than trying to pitch to a hitter who could potentially win the game with a big hit.

Watching players play positions OTHER than their normal positions in late innings is SOOOO much more strategic and interesting than watching players at their actual positions.

Al Leiter, you’ve just betrayed your National League bias. The National League style of baseball is B-O-R-I-N-G. It’s a tired, worn-out argument. The American is so much more exciting than the National League. To that, there’s NO QUESTION.

The American League IS baseball.