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I want to thank the many readers who wrote in yesterday to congratulate me on 14 years of writing MNB ... I'm glad you've all been with me to this point, and am thrilled that you're prepared to stay with me for at least the next 11 years.

One of the things I love about MNB is that the only negative emails I got yesterday were criticizing my position on the designated hitter ... with one reader writing that he never "went to a ballgame to watch a pitcher hit."

To which I would argue that you obviously never watched a Mets game this season in which Bartolo Colon pitched.

But we'll obviously just agree to disagree...and the debate about this, and other issues, will continue.
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