Instant replay...finally being added!
August 26, 2008 1:53pm CST
The MLB has finally made the decision to add instant replay. It will be added to series that are starting thursday. Now umps will be able to get homerun calls right!
• United States
27 Aug 08
im really excited they made this move. it was much needed for the mlb. now umpires can relax(a little bit), and maybe focus more on other calls. i think they should review every play were a run was either scored or not scored by the umpires call. like, safe/out at home plate, fair/foul home run, etc.... but im cool with what we have now... and maybe that other stuff will come later
4 Oct 08
I think this article - http://www.lookoutlanding.com/2008/9/20/618417/instant-replay-is-a-terrib - put my opionion into words far better than I could ever do myself. To quote: Baseball is a competition between two teams. At the end of the day, the team that makes fewer mistakes will wind up the victor. With that in mind, why would we ever want to allow for some margin of error from a third party? What purpose does that serve? People can talk all they want about how the want to protect the "integrity of the game" or whatever, but I guarantee you they're not talking like that when they lose a baserunner to a blown call.
• United States
26 Aug 08
Balls and strikes would never be reviewable even if you add more to instant replay. Maybe very close calls to the plate would really make the difference but as far as how long of a time limit can they look, give it two minutes at the most. If a decision can be overturned based upon evidence, then so do. Let's see how this works with Home Runs and go from there though I don't expect many challenges to happen.