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I believe this could greatly slow down the games and I for one liked the human element of the game.
I don't care if it slows down the game to a crawl. LET'S GET THE CALLS RIGHT!
In most if not all ballparks, then can show replay on the scoreboard. If the call is wrong, change it. It doesn't take 2-3 minutes
Day one and I haven't checked the other games yet but instant replay was put to the test. WHY Nationals are up 4 runs in the top of the 10th and the Coach for them decides to question the third out at first. There was never a doubt that the runner was out and the only thing the announced could say was"Use it or lose it". Ten minutes later the call was confirmed
There will be a learning curve as far the umps go when dealing with such calls and I do agree with folks wanting them to "get it right," but at what price? I may be biased with the hidden games played up here in the AL east but I'm still leery of the speed of the game being affected. And I agree with your original thread of essentially giving managers another tool to change the pace of the game.
Having watched the two Dodgers at Padres games so far, the real problem is balls/strikes and "half swings"."Did he go around?" has to be held to a standard.
I guess we'll just have to deal with umps getting those calls wrong. Oh well.
For me, the best new (somewhat) thing in baseball is the strike zone graphic (too bad fox doesn't use it that much) to gauge the consistency or inconsistency of the calls since that, to me, is what defines some fairness. Then when a player or manager is ejected we know exactly why :-)
While instant replay has its good and bad points I'm sure all who visit here mist agree that the "Posey" rule must go. Not even the umpires knowcto the full extent how the rule is be applied. Case in point this afternoons Cubs and Giants game. The ball beat the runner to home by a country mile and the runner was called safe because of catcher interference. The big wigs shouldn't go back to the drawing board.