The concept of using a designated hitter in the National League will bring up rage from some fans who love the "tradition" of MLB having two different sets of rules.
But it's no secret that pitchers being forced to hit doesn't always produce exciting results, In fact, last year's postseason revealed just how pointless it is to have pitchers step up to the plate.
St. Louis Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas was the lone pitcher to get a hit in the ENTIRE 2019 postseason. Plenty of bunts were surely attempted by other pitchers, but this is enough evidence to just move on and use the universal designated hitter throughout the league. It's been rumored to be part of a potential 2020 season and it's about time.
This adds more offense to NL lineups and also creates another lineup spot on every team. Pitchers don't have to risk injury flailing at pitches and managers don't have to empty the bench every game with pinch hitters.
Sure, we'll miss those few home runs by pitchers, but we'll live seeing that total exponentially increase with actual professional batters taking over the new role in the lineup.