NL Teams using the DH in home games
Why don't they just change the rules even more and use "ghost runners"?
The Cincinnati Reds were given permission last weekend to use a DH in five home games starting Thursday so that Ken Griffey Jr. can bat without playing the field. In spring training, the DH usually is used only at the home parks of American League teams.
The Giants GM wants Bonds to be a DH too.
"After I read that the Reds had approached MLB on this issue and were granted approval, I decided to call MLB myself and ask that Barry be accorded the same privilege while he recovers from his knee surgery," Giants assistant general manager Ned Colletti said. "What MLB told me was that as long as we offered the visiting team the same opportunity to use a DH during one of our home games and contacted MLB before we do it, it would be OK.
"I can't imagine a team saying no to this," Colletti said. "They would have the same opportunity to give a batter at-bats using the DH rule."