At Media Day, someone asked Brian Sabean if the National League is underrated. “I think so,” he said. “If you watch our games much like our series against Detroit, you have to play baseball in this league. There are a lot of close games. When you play a lot of one run and two run games, you have to do a lot of things fundamentally right to win them. We’re used to playing that kind of baseball. We don’t have many shootouts in our division. There’s not many teams that are going to score a lot of runs in the National League. It’s almost a different style.” 

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  1. Steve the cat rescuer

    I’m solidly in Sabean’s camp. I’ve always preferred NL to AL baseball – can’t stand the DH.

    February 9th, 2013 1:29 pm

  2. Dr. Feelgood

    If your interested in set line-ups with minimal personnel variation, the A.L. is for you.
    If you have an appreciation for the nuances of a successful managers value, of personnel substitutions, working around the weaker bottom of an order, double switches, and watching the impact of a pitcher that can hit, then, the N.L. is for you. And me.

    February 9th, 2013 6:12 pm

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