For years, it was the pointed subject of debate, and there was no middle ground.
You either loved the concept of the DH -- designated hitter -- or you hated it. Battles lines were drawn; nobody was right if everybody was wrong.
But as one of the most radical rule changes to the game in modern baseball enters its fourth decade -- it was introduced in 1973 -- it's become part of the landscape.
Controversy? What controversy?
Arguing over its merit now seems like a pointless ...
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