- 08/02/2012, 06:08PM ET
SportsCoachPotato91 said 08/02, 06:08 PM
The reason why MLB Should use instant replay is because it not only it helps the game but they also make the game faster, I do not wanna see another Jim Joyce incident when he called safe but clearly the ball came first before the batter went into first base. Also look around other leagues, NBA,NFL,NHL college sports and even Little League World Series use instant replay can you explain that to me MLB? I understant many people like the game is today, but were the 21 century now, don't be afraid of Expanding Instant Replay, not only it will help fans like me who embraces technology, but for sportswriters also.
DonCorleone said 08/02, 06:38 PM
First of all, if the MLB utilizes instant replay on every disputed call, the game will not be faster. In fact, games will probably take an average of 4-6 hours to complete, which will alienate new and current fans from attending and watching games more often.
The Jim Joyce incident was unfortunate, but bad calls are part of the game. In most cases, the umps get the calls right, but again, mistakes do happen.
I look at the other leagues, and I see a lot of time spent looking at video replays, while players are standing around, and the length of games extended.
Instant replay for homeruns is a good idea, but how much should instant replay be expanded? You talk about the Joyce call. Should the umps look at instant replay with every call at first base when a manager disputes the call? You have to take into account that there are nine innings, with 51+ batters coming to the plate in each game.
If MLB expands replay from what they have now, it'll get to the point where there will be people asking for replay on stolen base calls, or balls and strikes.
The game will be butchered if replay is expanded, and won't be as exciting to watch.
SportsCoachPotato91 said 08/03, 05:08 PM
Heck All I wanna see is getting the call right, they should not review balls and strinkes plus Pitchers take too long to pitch a ball, just review fowl balls, home runs etc
DonCorleone said 08/03, 08:12 PM
You take away the human element that controls the calls, which makes baseball so awesome.
Instant replay in baseball for anything past questionable homeruns will just prolong games, and agitate fans. You still haven't stated a solution in two arguments, other then your second saying replay should be for "fowl balls, home runs etc." Et cetera? Really?
I don't believe you have really thought this through, or you're just a mere casual fan that doesn't understand how detrimental expanded replay would be to the game.
Even with replay, the umps are liable to still get the call wrong, if they go by the rule of the other leagues that "the replay has to show indisputable evidence to override the original call." The replay would be judges through the eyes of the umps, and they can conceivably still get the call wrong.
The point I'm making is that baseball is our national past time, and the umps are a huge part of the game. Using more replay will further diminish their roles on the field and diamond.
SportsCoachPotato91 said 08/03, 11:58 PM
But It Dosen't have to Be Like that, It won't ruin the game, also since the game is slow, more people are turing away from Baseball, they rather see the Olympics than Baseball and by the time that football season starts, NBA playoffs including the Finals, the World Cup and the NFL Draft, the Ratings begin to slide. Get over the fact that that's way the game is. Baeball needs to start over from scratch. and I understand that
you don't like it but since I'm a Big Fan of technoly such as Iphones, Laptops etc, I feel that they should expand Instand Replay and by the I have a lot of frends that say thatthey should expand replay, If Baseball wants to have ratings like the NBA or the NFL, they would have to make some changes and that's by expanding replay and making the game more quick.
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