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Instant Replay in Baseball? Michael Jack Schmidt thinks so...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mayfly, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member


    He raises an interesting point. Thoughts from the board?
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And one more thing:

  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Absolutely not. No way. Fuck no. Nein.
  4. No. Just because it works (most of the time) for football doesn't mean it would work for baseball. It makes me cringe just to think about it.

    Which, of course, means Selig is drawing up a proposal for instant replay right now.
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    If they used instant replay in baseball, you'd see just how many calls they get wrong. It'll never happen.
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I was thinking more of the lax calls on double plays and on steals where the calls are made based on when the ball arrives in the fielder's glove, not whether the tag's actually made.
  7. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I think it can be and should be used for disputed home runs (fair, foul, did it clear the wall?).
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    The only play I'll use to advocate instant replay in baseball is Jeter's home run in the 1996 ALCS, where that punk Jeffrey Maier took a ball from Tony Tarasco.

    I don't think baseball needs it, though it does look tempting at times. Umpires know what they're doing. They don't need to keep their eyes on 22 players on the field to make sure they get every infraction whistled. With four sets of eyes on the pitcher, the hitter and the runners, the umpires are OK. I just think this issue is magnified in the postseason -- or play-in games -- for plays like Holliday's and Ramirez's long single, which was the right call, by the way.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I don't. Instant replay would embarrass clowns like Angel Hernandez and C.B. Bucknor on a regular basis.
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Home-run balls fair or foul, yes.

    Balls over the yellow line at some parks, yes. (For the record, any ball that hits above the yellow line at Jacobs IS a home run. A similar situation occurred at a regular-season game I attended two years ago.)

    Close plays at the plate in games where it would impact the score, yes.

    Balls and strikes -- although very tempting -- no.

    I agree a majority of the umpires know what they are doing, but there are enough clowns working these games that replay is a viable option. I have to agree about idiots like Angel and C.B. Don't forget Sam Holbrook, either. If you used replay on his strike calls you'll find he gets them wrong all the time and gets very defensive about it when challenged.
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