I have a friend who is a Cubbie. He's usually miserable as far as emotion applies to baseball. Like I said, he's a Cubbie. But he always watches baseball. From what I can tell, life as a Cubbie is hard. He tracks the game with fervor, knowing as much or more about the game compared to any pundit that I could name. We argue about pitchers going to the plate. I don't want to see pitchers flail away. My hardened friend is certain the DH is an abomination and the (use your "get off my lawn" voice) junior league whippersnappers are playing a bastardized version of the game. I'm not sure that a DH would help the Cubs. I'm not sure that a nuclear war that destroyed every city on the planet save Chicago would help the Cubs; they would just lose to the White Sox. That's not the point.
Santana tagged his first long ball in his career last night for the Mets to beat the Reds, while holding Cincy to no runs whatsoever. Should pitchers hit? Should Edgar Martinez be in the HOF?