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MLB is making major improvements to its instant-replay system, and we’re very happy campers. Details, after the jump.
This is four years overdue, but the reluctant baseball powers are finally giving serious thought (we think) to expanding replay. Up to this point, only questionable home run calls are subject to replay while everything else is subjected to
irreparably flawed human beings hawk-eyed umpires who don’t let Dewayne Wise take advantage of them.
Major League Baseball might be entering the 21st century. They’re testing two new instant replay systems, and it sounds promising. The details, and when we might se some actual change, after the jump.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig is the object of ever-increasing derision over his stance on instant replay in baseball. He said the fans don’t really care about it. He said there’s no appetite for it. And – despite that MLB actually is planning on expanding replay – he still says that.
For the first time ever, instant replay will be used for a championship boxing match, when Manny Pacquiao and Juan Mañuel Marquez do battle in November.
In our minds, it was a foregone conclusion. The silver lining. The one positive. At least the call will lead to the expansion of the instant replay system, we all thought. At least we now know that getting the call right will be the most important thing. Apparently not.