Another sign of the end of the world as we know it
This is one of the dumbest rules in all of organized sport.
Some analogies: imagine if half of the NBA allowed three point shots, but not the other half.
Imagine if half of the NHL, one of the two conferences, allowed players to use curved sticks, while the other conference did not.
You get the idea. Substantially change the rules, statistics and outcomes for half of a league and then pretend they are the same. Until the championship, in this case the World Series, when you use it half the time. (Three or four games of a seven game series)
It is not whether you are for or against this rule. Either use or don't. Split rules are inherently unfair.
note to Orange_Julius-I'm not against the DH-I'm against the split. The two leagues share umpires and every other rule is the same.