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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman waits for a pitch from Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla. With baseball on hold, Zimmerman is offering his thoughts in a diary of sorts. In the seventh installment, he discusses the possibility of the DH rule being added to the NL for 2020 -- and, perhaps, beyond. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Nats' star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Bring the DH to the NL

May. 14, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington Nationals. He holds most of the team’s career hitting records, and his two homers and seven RBIs last postseason helped the Nationals win their first World Series...

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...