MLB sets up system that could ban DH -- chicagotribune.com It sounds like they will finally do it. I am torn on the issue. I think having the pitcher bat addsa strategic element, makes the bench more important and is a more pure expression of the game. However, I hate watching pitchers bat with their sub-.100 BA and easy out mentality. DH adds more offense and allows players who can still bat, but can't field, the ability to prolong their career. One thing is foresure. I hate that the NL and AL have difference rules!