Instant replay is not right for baseball

  • Article by: Al Zdon
  • Updated: August 20, 2013 - 6:43 PM

If the technology is adopted, pro baseball will become a lesser game. But you, the purist, have options.

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brotherddayAug. 21, 13 3:21 AM

The sad thing is baseball is the one game that needs no replay. A five and a half hour game going until 2:00 A.M in Boston in early November will now last another half hour or so...maybe more. Why?

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orangeveningAug. 21, 13 8:32 AM

Why wouldn't this speed up the game? instead of a manger argueing a call and throwing a temper tantrum for 15 minutes we can have a challenge and a reversal or confirmation in a minute or two.

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jpcooperAug. 21, 13 8:50 AM

"If the technology is adopted, pro baseball will become a lesser game

Its already a "lesser" game. Players salaries, Unions, game length, steroids, roster size, the cost to take a family of 4 ( sitting in the nose bleed seats I might add) Players cant play with a hangnail and go on IR, Its a much lesser game than 30 years ago!

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Start Moving AheadAug. 21, 1311:32 AM

All that needs to be done is to show replays of close calls on the big screens in the stadiums just like all other sports do. It is absurd that the MLB Umpires union will not allow the fans in the stands see a replay of a close play at the plate. The fans will boo the heck out of a lazy ump, and that pressure will make them perform. After all, the tax payers built the stadiums & bought the big screens.

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xjritterAug. 21, 1311:49 AM

This writer lost me when he relegated what is now the great American sport, football, to the realm of reality TV. Football stirs up great passion, and replay has not hurt that a bit. Why should Ron Gardenhire or any manager have to yell and scream about a key wrong call? The game should be decided by the skills and efforts of the players, not by a blatantly wrong call by an umpire. I have been a Twins fan since 1969, and will continue to follow baseball just the same after instant replay comes in. Welcome to the 20th century, Major League Baseball! Finally.

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