In baseball, the American League has a very stupid rule. It's called the designated hitter rule, and it says that the pitcher gets a permanent pinch hitter. American League pitchers never have to hit the ball. It's retarded and it goes against everything baseball is supposed to be about.
The reasoning behind it is simple. Pitchers are almost always terrible hitters. The idea is that giving him a permanent replacement at the plate will lead to more hits and thus a more entertaining game.
It boggles the mind how anyone familiar with the game can think this is a good idea. Why don't we just make it like football, where nine guys come out to defend, and then another nine guys come out to hit? No, no, no. In this game, you have to be able to do both of these things well. If you can't do one of them, you should not be playing professionally.
Baseball is the quintessential American sport. If you're a proponent of the DH rule, you are defiling America. You might as well go kill a bald eagle while you're at it.