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Lefty Gomez

The designated hitter should be celebrated, not condemned, by baseball

The designated hitter should be celebrated, not condemned, by baseball

I’ve been carrying a secret since 1973. It’s not the kind of thing you mention in the gym, at a poker party, or around the batting cage in a National League city.

I love the designated hitter.

There, Dr. Phil, I said it.

I want to thank Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer for giving me the courage to come out of the on-deck circle.

Scherzer, who came over from the American League’s Detroit Tigers this season, told CBS Sports this week what I’ve been afraid to say since the wind-down from Vietnam.

“Who would people rather see,” Scherzer asked, “a real hitter hitting home runs or a pitcher swinging a wet...

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