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Is it time for Major League Baseball to institute Instant Replay?

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by yosoyellobo, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. yosoyellobo

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    I don't know how MLB can hold out. Baseball has made many changes the last fifty year, many of which I don't really care for. Instant replay on the other hand is look on like it was the plague. It is something that it time has come. What do you think?
     
  2. spartanstew

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    Absolutely, for certain things.

    Certain things: Things that result in a run being scored. I don't think replay should be used for safe/out calls unless it directly results in a run being scored.
     
  3. Garyunc

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    I am all for replay in a limited scope (limited manager challenges). And although hardly ever mentioned I am all for replacing the ball strike calls by umpires with some kind of radar technology. I am sure it could be done and the inconsistent strike ball calls have just as much impact on the game as the missed calls do.
     
  4. yosoyellobo

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    It should be flexible so that what happen yesterday should have been review.
     
  5. spartanstew

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    If you're talking about the play at second base in the Yankees/Tigers game, I would disagree. Opening replay up for safe/out calls that don't directly result in a run is a very slippery slope. There's lots of calls in games that are close, I certainly don't want all of them replayed.

    PS. I would also support strike/ball calls via technology.
     
  6. yosoyellobo

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    If yesterday call under any system of review is not reviewable then don't have any review period.
     
  7. spartanstew

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    So, where would you draw the line?

    Review all three close plays at first base in game one too?

    Review the fair ball down the first base line?

    I don't want to watch a game that way.
     
  8. yosoyellobo

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    In most games a call that would need to be review occurs at most two or three times a game. A manager getting throw out would be a good indicator.
     
  9. spartanstew

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    You didn't answer any of my questions.

    How do you determine those instances? If the manager gets thrown out?
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    It would be the managers call. I would hate s system like in Football with limit number of challenges and the three minutes for review. it should not take more than a minute.
     
  11. spartanstew

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    But with no limit??

    They'd go to the replay on every close call.
     
  12. yosoyellobo

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    I don't believe so. They don't argue every close call now. If you must put a limit maybe three
     
  13. paulman182

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    I wouldn't institute it for baseball and I'd like to see it removed from the NBA and NFL.

    It slows games down too much.

    Let the refs call them. My team will get some bad calls, your team will get some bad calls, that's life.
     
  14. MysteryMan

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    +1......Last thing baseball needs is second guessing.
     
  15. mrro82

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    Baseball is pretty drawn out as it is. Adding more time will drive more people from the sport. To err is human. Keep what they have now in place.
     
  16. Beachcomber12

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    They do have challenges and replays of home runs that are too close to call
     
  17. bflora

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    Electronic ball/strike calls would give the game a much needed consistency. How many times does a batter get additional pitches after he should have struck out and do something that changes the outcome. I want the game to hinge on the players' actions, not the umpires'.
     
  18. Drucifer

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    Until every regular season game is recorded like the post-season games, it still a no.
     
  19. djlong

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    The close plays on the lines and at the bases are extremely few and far between - and the overwhelming majority of those show that the umpire was right.

    What I've seen lately - and it seems like it's getting increasingly worse - are the ridiculous ball/strike calls. This is something that happens FAR more frequently and affects more batters - often many in a row.

    As much as I understand when the announcer says that a hitter who has a history of "having a good eye" will get a call in his favor when something's close, that still smacks to me of basically admitting that the rules are not the same for all players. That just rubs me the wrong way.

    Why should a ball over the center of the plate and 3 inches above the batter's belt be called a strike by one umpire and a ball by another? This is Just Plain Wrong.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Yes...it's overdue in Baseball.

    Give the managers 1-2 per game each...as well as that fancy red throwable flag (like in football)...and mistakes get resolved most of the time.
     

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