Let’s Go to the Tape (in a couple of years, maybe)

The GMs recommend limited instant replay use for fair/foul calls and disputed homers, and even umpire chief John Hirschbeck thinks it’s a good idea.  What’s that sound you hear?  I believe it is YF weeping.

7 comments… add one
  • It’s J.D. Drew screaming, “I COULDA HAD 12!!!!”

    Paul SF November 7, 2007, 12:45 am
  • Can’t wait. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills every time I hear somebody lament the loss of the “human element.” I want correct calls based on what actually happened, not subjective calls based on what an umpire thinks he saw.
    Hopefully, they’ll be able to review tags by 2010.

    Kazz November 7, 2007, 1:03 am
  • i like to bitch about a bad call as much as the next guy, and i especially like it when they go my way…football really needed this a few years ago, but baseball?, not so much…not that it’s a bad idea, but i just have a preference not to use it…

    dc November 7, 2007, 7:31 am
  • replay for HRs is a no brainer. They have the most effect on the game, are among the most likely to be blown, and are the usually the easiest to tell on TV what actually happened. I will be happy if this goes through.

    sam-YF November 7, 2007, 8:11 am
  • I agree, use it for homerun balls but nothing else. One of the great things about baseball is the human element, but looking at replay for homers won’t change much.
    Plus, I’ve seen umpires convene twice for the Orioles, and each time they just watched the replay on the big screen along with the fans. So they’re already doing it ;-)

    Atheose November 7, 2007, 8:20 am
  • Thank god, I already watch/listen to 567 hours of baseball during the regular season, but you know it’s never enough.
    I can’t wait for that number to go up to 688.5!

    LocklandSF November 7, 2007, 9:58 am
  • Speaking of MLB and technology:
    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/07/mlb-rips-off-fans-wh.html
    I hope none of you got rip off..

    Lar November 7, 2007, 11:25 am

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