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Bud Selig has no plans to expand or eliminate the DH

MLB, MLBPA Announce New Labor Agreement

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference at MLB headquarters on November 22, 2011 in New York City. Selig announced a new five-year labor agreement between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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Jon Paul Morosi spoke with Bud Selig about a few things today. This one came up:

Bud Selig said the only thing that could change separate DH rule would be “significant geographic realignment.”

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 19, 2013

I assume that this means radical realignment that would cause multiple teams to switch leagues. Unless there is some geographic divide on the DH I’m unaware of. Like, you think we Midwesterners are go-along, get-along types until you try to take our designated hitters from us at which point it’s war.

I give this a “meh.” As I’ve said before, I prefer life without the DH, but I am realistic and think that the better course for baseball is to make it uniform. And no matter what Bud says, I think it’s far more likely that the owners will give the players a universal DH -- designated hitters, on average, make more money, you see -- in exchange for some concession during a collective bargaining session as opposed to this being some function of a realignment scheme.