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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. To many National League fans, the scribble of “DH” on the lineup card sullies the whole stadium. To lots of American League fans, the sight of a pitcher touching a Louisville Slugger is a total affront to the diamond. No matter, that’s part of the proposal MLB owners are making to the players -- a full-time DH in the National League. This year only. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Like it or not, National League designated hitters limber up

May. 12, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

Before all the self-proclaimed purists forecasting the destruction of baseball strategy and the very sanctity of the sport as we know it go berserk bemoaning the inclusion of a designated hitter in the National League this season, remember this: In a most remarkable October full of huge momentum swings, the...

FILE- In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett delivers during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Thirty big leaguers — one from each team — have signed on to play a round-robin regular season on the MLB The Show video game with the real season on hold due to the novel coronavirus. Blake Snell, a Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay, will face Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett in the opener Friday night, April 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

30 MLB players sign on for The Show video game tournament

Apr. 10, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Snell, Juan Soto and Bo Bichette are among the baseball stars switching over to PlayStation with America's pastime on hold. Thirty big leaguers — one from each team — have signed on to play a round-robin regular season on the MLB The Show video game with the real season...