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Old 08-15-2013, 12:09 PM
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Default Big Changes Coming to MLB's Use of Instant Replay

I guess the most important thing is to "get it right," but this is (IMO) pretty extreme.

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:30 PM
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I guess the most important thing is to "get it right," but this is (IMO) pretty extreme.
Not at all. There is such a thing as objective reality. No reason to have fallible human perception in a split-second deciding game outcomes when the technology is there to get it right.

Once Bud and his regime of Luddites is out of the picture and the electronic strike zone is established, I'll be a happy camper.
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3 is too many chances. It should be 1 and if you get it correct you keep it. Make it part of the strategy of the game.

Too many instant replays can ruin the flow of game. College football's instant replay is a total mess. The refs refuse to make a call and replay way to many calls.
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I'm a huge supporter of IR in baseball but this is so ridiculous. Why add all this unnecessary drama and time? Add a 5th umpire to the crew, let him sit in the pressbox with an HDTV and access to the video feeds for the game. In probably 99% of all cases, that guy could probably tell if the call on the field was right or not within a matter of seconds.

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I'm a huge supporter of IR in baseball but this is so ridiculous. Why add all this unnecessary drama and time? Add a 5th umpire to the crew, let him sit in the pressbox with an HDTV and access to the video feeds for the game. In probably 99% of all cases, that guy could probably tell if the call on the field was right or not within a matter of seconds.

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3 is too many chances. It should be 1 and if you get it correct you keep it. Make it part of the strategy of the game.

Too many instant replays can ruin the flow of game. College football's instant replay is a total mess. The refs refuse to make a call and replay way to many calls.
Make it part of the strategy? How about we just get all the calls right? There should be no strategy regarding blown calls.
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Make it part of the strategy? How about we just get all the calls right? There should be no strategy regarding blown calls.
Seriously, trying to solve the problem of the human element with ADDING MORE HUMAN ELEMENT is like trying to put out a grease fire with a blow torch.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:53 PM
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I enjoyed Ian Desmond's quip about it. Something along the lines of if the brakes of the car are bad you don't get better airbags for the car. You fix the brakes.
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