Does baseball need an NFL-style replay, or is bad officiating still OK in 2009?
Well, since it's already in place for questionable home run calls, I suppose it makes sense to use it for other things, but I don't like in in football, so i can't see how it would really help the game. The game moves slowly as it is and I think that if they pause it for bad calls, there will be fewer fans who are willing to sit for the extra time.
As it is already, the game moves quite slowly. Instituting instant replay into the game would slow the game even more. Could you imagine instant replay on every third strike, or fourth ball called? That would really slow the game by half an hour to an hour. That would result in fewer and fewer fans going to the ballpark.
Replay should be extended to plays at the plate and it should be reviewed by an official in a box. That official would then call down to the Umps and give them the correct call. There should be, if there isn't already, a replay committee. This committee should be in charge of choosing a panel of replay officials who are then put in charge of the replays for the season. Any, and all, replays should then be reviewed by the commissioners office to make sure there isn't any fowl play.
by elisabeth reid 10 years ago
What do you think? Personally, I think its time has come but I don't think the timing is right. Something like that shouldn't be introduced at this point in the season. Either start it during the playoffs, when everyone goes back to 0-0, or wait until Spring Training.But...my...
by Billy Petty 5 years ago
How extensive should replay be in Major League Baseball?
by dontaytte 5 years ago
After watching the Seahawks - Packers game is that the worst call ever made in sports?Was it the right call?
by Paul Edmondson 8 years ago
Unbelievable that this call happens with one out to go in what would have been a perfect game. Here's the video of the call. Clearly out.
by Joshua Ruga 4 years ago
Expanded instant replay in baseball changes the pace of the game at times, and sometimes the reviews take longer than they should, but overall it marks baseball embracing new technology. The drawbacks of expanded instant replay in baseball are noteworthy, but the ability to get a higher...
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