The NL Needs the DH
Look at it this way: If the NL had the designated hitter, Jay Bruce would be playing right field in Cincinnati now.
Look at it another way: Would you rather watch a hitter hit? Or a manager think?
Hail the beauty of the double switch, purists. I'll take Big Papi, mashing.
The NL doesnt need a DH. It needs two. Imagine the Reds with Junior and Dunn DH-ing in the same game, batting 8-9. Look at the careers that have been extended: Dave Parker, Don Baylor, Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor etc etc. Players who could still hit, who were still worth watching. Meantime, in the traditional NL, we get to watch pitchers try to bunt. Fascinating.
It's the same logic that puts all the "genius'' managers in the NL... and all the World Series trophies in the AL.
Oh, but DHs arent "complete'' players. Is Dunn?
As for interleague play: Keep it, slim it. We don't need Reds-Blue Jays, but no one can deny the appeal of Reds-Red Sox or Reds-Yankees or Reds-Indians. In a year when their attendance is in the early dumper, the Reds see interleague play as a box office savior. It can be a very nice jolt for small revenue clubs.