In the days leading up to the all-star game there was a lot of talk about how much better the AL is than the NL (both in terms of interleague, WS, and All-Star game records in the last 15 or so years). Much of it is attributed to the DH. The logic is with the DH the pitchers had to get better in the AL, which then forced the hitters to do likewise.
A lot of NL fans whine about how the NL is more pure and it involves more strategy. Do we take out the pitcher in a close game in later innings or keep him in? Who cares. First of all, pitchers hitting has become as gimmicky as the hotdog racing the popcorn at minor league stadiums. Oh look folks, the pitcher is trying to hit. Isn't he cute? Nobody wants to watch pitchers hit. Crappy hitting does not equal strategy, just a far less competitive league. That's my take, how about yours?