Designated Hitter Or Pitchers Batting? Sam Kennedy Weighs In On Interleague

No matter how you feel about interleague play, it has continued to grow within Major League Baseball since its inception in 1997.

But certain aspects, like designated hitters or pitchers hitting, still are debated within the baseball community.

“I’ve heard the commissioner speak about this, and I actually think we’re probably going to stick with the status quo — having the DH in the American League and the pitchers hitting in the National League,” Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. “Of course, with the unbalanced schedule you have interleague play going on all the time, which it does lessen sort of the special nature of it.

“But one thing it does allow is for more stars to come through Fenway Park, some of these young, great players. You get to see Buster Posey or Madison Bumgarner or Bryce Harper.”

Hear more from Kennedy with NESN’s Tom Caron in the video above.

Thumbnail photo via Red Sox president Sam Kennedy

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