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MLB's designated hitter controversy is old news and it ought to stay that way

MLB's designated hitter controversy is old news and it ought to stay that way

For some reason, Major League Baseball can never seem to leave well enough alone.

The game is thriving, but the owners can't stop fiddling with it. Commissioner Rob Manfred hinted recently that there might be a change in the depth of the strike zone soon, and the long-running debate has resurfaced over the possible extension of the designated hitter rule to the National League.

There have always been legitimate arguments on all sides of the DH debate, but the debate has evolved from a three-sided issue -- which once included the slim possibility of getting rid of the DH completely -- into a two-sided one. Now, it's just a matter of whether to keep things the way they are or...

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