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    Expanded instant replay not happening this year


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    It's incredibly short sighted not to.

    MLB is so slow to adapt to things, it's one tradition they won't let go of.

    Get the damn calls right, why would anyone not want to have accurate calls?

    Human element? The human element are the players, not the umpires.

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    I, for one, am glad they are not trying to rush it and get it in before the season. Get it right, perfect it and bring it in next season.

    Would you trust a blind scout? Of course you wouldn't but that's what you do when you simply go by stats

    Only one person doesn't understand the ignore list. Predictable and cowardly

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    I'm in favor of instant replay for everything questionable except for balls/strikes and routine outs (not diving trapped balls). Couldn't they at least have added replay for fan interference this year?

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    Its unfortunate that its come to this, but refs and umps in MLB, NBA, and NFL are at an all-time worst. They are all just terrible the last few yrs.

    I'm definitely for expanding instant replay.

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    The umps in the MLB are great. The strike zone has always been a somewhat subjective thing with some variation game to game and ump to ump, but that's normal. Now, the nba I would agree.

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    good.
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    Yay.....let's continue to see umps get calls incorrect and not do anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynny67:21333171
    Its unfortunate that its come to this, but refs and umps in MLB, NBA, and NFL are at an all-time worst. They are all just terrible the last few yrs.

    I'm definitely for expanding instant replay.
    I don't know that they are any worse now then in the past. We just have a lot more cameras at different angles, all in HD. We see everything. The umpire/ref gets to see it once, at real time, from one angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burkey3472 View Post
    Yay.....let's continue to see umps get calls incorrect and not do anything about it.
    it really doesnt happen all that often. people need to really stop acting like they are always wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripe power View Post
    it really doesnt happen all that often. people need to really stop acting like they are always wrong
    Even if they are wrong .0001% of the time, it's still too often.

    The players should be getting the calls they earn, not what the umpire thinks they see. Often times it's not even the umpires fault, sometimes a play is too impossible to really see from their vantage point. We all know they are trying their hardest and most of them (maybe not West or Bucknor) are trying to be as fair as possible. But we want the calls to be right, and the umpires should be the most in favor of instant replay, it makes their jobs more accurate and easier. The only way fans know an umpires name is if they are horrible or blow a major call. That isn't how you want to be remembered. Dek and Joyce are both good umpires, but are famously remembered for a blown call at first base. That's not fair to their great careers.

    My solution hasn't changed in the last 4 years.

    A booth umpire, that has a head set with the on field crew chief. Balls and strikes remain called by the home plate umpire, no variation there. All safe and out calls, and fair/foul calls are reviewed by the booth umpire quietly in the booth. If he notices that a call is incorrect, he radios the crew chief and they correct the mistake. I want the players to get the call they earn, not what the umpire thinks he saw. I don't understand why anyone would be willing to accept failure when we have the technology and resources to avoid it.

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