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View Poll Results: Should MLB use instant replay during the games?
Yes 4 57.14%
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Old Oct 15th 2007, 7:53 am
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Selig to consider instant replay in MLB

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PHOENIX - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, a staunch opponent of instant replay, is willing to let major league general managers examine whether it should be used.

"I don't like instant replay because I don't like all the delays. I think it sometimes creates as many problems or more than it solves," Selig said Friday night during Game of the NL championship series. "But I am willing to say we'll at least talk about these if people want to talk about it. I'm going to let the general managers discuss it, let them come back and make recommendations. No, I'm not a big advocate of instant replay."
So, your thoughts.... should instant replay be allowed in MLB, and if so, what do you propose the rule for using it should be?
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This is on the table to be discussed at the meetings in the first week in November.
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With technology as good as it is now, I don't think it would slow down the game as much as people would think. They could have a guy, an MLB official in a booth with access to the camera shots. If a call is disputed, by the time the manager is done arguing his case with the umpires, we at home have usually already have seen the replay from different angles numerous times and WE usually know what the correct call is, so if there is one person dedicated to making the call if one is disputed, it shouldn't take that long at all.

There should be a limit, of course, of how many disputes you can have during a game. I also think that if a manager disputes the call, and it goes against him, perhaps it should cost the team an out. This way, the managers aren't going to dispute every questionable call out there.

I think it should be limited to a ball in play...not any strike or ball calls.

Umpires are human, and make mistakes. This is a way to help the teams not suffer the consequences of an umpiring mistakes, because we all know that the team tends to make enough mistakes all on their own.

I'm also thinking of how many home runs have bounced out of the basket at Wrigley, but called a double.... how about fan interference calls (or lack of)....

If it is done right, I think this could be a good thing for MLB.
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The games are already long enough. Let the umpires make the decisions and let us live with them. Having instant replay would kind of take away from what the game is, it's all about adversity and with instant replay there wouldn't hardly be any. I am opposed to it.
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I, for one, think that MLB should have a limited form of replay available. Of course, ball/strike calls are off limits, but I think the replay should only be used for fair/foul and whether there's a home run. Safe/out might make too many replay decisions, but that might be a possibility. Also, there's catch/trap.

Come to think of it, instead of all replays being initiated by the booth, like any play in college football and any play in the last two minutes of a half in the NFL, it'd be like the NFL challenge system as suggested. Each manager has two challenges per game, and can only be used for the prescribed situations. They'd go out to discuss the play with an umpire, and if the umpire's explanation isn't to the liking of the manager, he'd point to the replay booth near the press box and say, "I want to appeal to replay." The home-plate umpire and/or crew chief would then go to a replay monitor either behind the plate or in one of the dugouts and discuss with the "fifth umpire" in the replay booth whether there is indisputable visual evidence to overturn the call.

Here's how I would suggest the rewards/consequences of upheld/denied challenges:
1. If a challenge upheld results in a called foul deemed fair in the outfield while in the field of play, the batter is awarded a ground-rule double.
2. If a challenge upheld results in a called foul deemed fair in the infield, the result is no pitch.
3. If a challenge upheld results in a called foul deemed fair that clears the outfield fence, the batter is awarded a home run.
4. If a challenge upheld results in a non-home run changed to a home run, the batter is awarded said home run.
5. If a challenge is denied for the first time in the game, the manager is given a warning, and if said manager's team is on defense, he is charged a mound visit as well.
5. If a challenge is denied for the second time, the manager is ejected from the game. If said manager is on defense, the pitcher must also leave the game as if it is the second mound visit in the inning as well.

What do you guys think?
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I'm with you until you say getting rid of the pitcher....what did he do to deserve getting tossed?
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I'm with you until you say getting rid of the pitcher....what did he do to deserve getting tossed?
Just an additional penalty, like throwing at a batter after a warning gets both the pitcher and manager tossed.
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The GMs voted on replay the other day. It turned out 25-5 in favor of it.

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The holdouts in the vote to support limited use of instant replay (which passed 25-5) were the Reds, Cubs, Astros, Brewers and Twins.
NL Central? Strange.
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