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"What A Joke This Sport Is!" Jeff Van Gundy Is Not A Fan Of The Designated Hitter Rule

The Thunder's beat-down of the Lakers last night got a little boring towards the end, as beat-downs will, and unlike some spectators, Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy were contractually obligated to remain in their seats. Naturally, talk turned to the designated hitter, and—like many people, but in his inimitable way—Van Gundy voiced his displeasure not only with the substance of the rule, but with the disparity in the rulebook between the American and National leagues.

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Pejoratives applied to the DH (and baseball), by Van Gundy: "A dark spot," "a joke," "idiotic," a "a bad idea." It's too bad he has to go and blame everything on the greedy player's union, but the rest is vintage Van Gundy, truth warrior.

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