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07:43 AM ET 08.18 | New York will be the proving ground for replay in baseball. Major League Baseball owners have agreed to test two separate replay systems during games in the coming weeks at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. If the tests prove accurate, the sport's replay system could be overhauled next season, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. Baseball will analyze a radar-based system and a camera-based system, both similar to the replay format used in tennis. The use of the system in New York will be just for study and will not be applied during games. MLB wants to ensure the accuracy is up to standards before moving forward and debuting it in the other 28 ballparks.

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Bud Selig, Icon SMI Bud Selig, Icon SMI
August 18, 2012  08:01 AM ET

Try getting your Umpires to work a Little!

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August 18, 2012  11:07 AM ET

The real problem is the lazy butt umps, some of them think they are the game, and a lot of the time are making calls out of position. Nothing wrong with instant replay sometimes, but make them do their jobs are replace them with people who are hungry for the opportunity to work MLB games

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August 18, 2012  11:28 AM ET

The real problem is with balls and strikes, and inconsistent strike zones. I would rather have robo-ump calling the pitches--it might not be perfect, but it is the same for every pitcher and batter, and the same from one inning to the next.

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August 18, 2012  12:04 PM ET

Wilpon's are probably getting paid by MLB do this testing....they'll do anything for money...probably charging MLB to park in the parking lot......MAKE THE WILPONS SELL....they're a disgrace.....

August 18, 2012  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The real problem is with balls and strikes, and inconsistent strike zones. I would rather have robo-ump calling the pitches--it might not be perfect, but it is the same for every pitcher and batter, and the same from one inning to the next.

The Machine would of course would still have to check with both 3rd and 1st base machines on partial swings? What a joke, if I were an umpire, I would never allow that to happen, those other Umps befor the game would be told not to make any checked swing calls!

August 18, 2012  01:18 PM ET

umpires are blowing a lot of calls and are indignant about it when argued with. other sports also have big problems with the officiating. get people who get it right and don't think they are Gods.

August 18, 2012  01:58 PM ET
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umpires are blowing a lot of calls and are indignant about it when argued with. other sports also have big problems with the officiating. get people who get it right and don't think they are Gods.

Great statement but our yankees stink-GO DETROIT!

August 18, 2012  02:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The real problem is the lazy butt umps, some of them think they are the game, and a lot of the time are making calls out of position. Nothing wrong with instant replay sometimes, but make them do their jobs are replace them with people who are hungry for the opportunity to work MLB games

So true, these guys are way out of position. Just watch the Orioles game last night, terrible call at home plate with the ump way out of position.

August 18, 2012  03:41 PM ET

Now that I got how I feel about the Wilpons off my chest.....I would love to see technology somehow involved in umpiring....I'm not nor will I ever be a fan of the Maddux/Glavine. 4-5 inches off the plate strike....home plate is 17 inches wide if it's not over the plate then if shouldn't be a strike....it's not 19-22 inches wide its 17...and when the umpire is kneeling between the catcher and the batter he's not even directly behind the plate and has a bad angle....
misjudging the outside calls quite a bit in my opinion....

August 18, 2012  04:37 PM ET

Hey Mr. Selig, Welcome to 2012 were glad you could join the rest of us.

August 18, 2012  04:59 PM ET

I'm not in favor of replay ... at all, even now. The human error is part of the game and should be. What I am in favor of, is having a discussion with the ref crew about what is a ball and strike. Stop stretching the damn thing. Get in the right position and make the damn call. And on that note ... stop all this nonsense with the batters ... stepping out of the box and re-adjusting those damn batting gloves 14 times before stepping back into the box ... speed the pitching up ... c'mon ... this is **** baseball ... play it.

August 18, 2012  08:35 PM ET
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I'm not in favor of replay ... at all, even now. The human error is part of the game and should be. What I am in favor of, is having a discussion with the ref crew about what is a ball and strike. Stop stretching the damn thing. Get in the right position and make the damn call. And on that note ... stop all this nonsense with the batters ... stepping out of the box and re-adjusting those damn batting gloves 14 times before stepping back into the box ... speed the pitching up ... c'mon ... this is **** baseball ... play it.

Good to see I'm not the only one. The more people want to use technology to make the officiating perfect, the less enjoyable the games become. Train and expect the umps to be consistent and play ball.

August 18, 2012  10:32 PM ET

If this slows down the game, like it does in the NFL and the NBA, then I am against it.

August 18, 2012  10:34 PM ET
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this is 2012the technology is there and every stadium has a gigantic scoreboard TV that the umps don't have to go in the damn dugout and waste timeIf they can do it in tennis, there is no reason they can't do it in baseball

Why does the dugout still have land-line phones to call the bullpen?

August 18, 2012  10:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I'm not in favor of replay ... at all, even now. The human error is part of the game and should be. What I am in favor of, is having a discussion with the ref crew about what is a ball and strike. Stop stretching the damn thing. Get in the right position and make the damn call. And on that note ... stop all this nonsense with the batters ... stepping out of the box and re-adjusting those damn batting gloves 14 times before stepping back into the box ... speed the pitching up ... c'mon ... this is **** baseball ... play it.

I agree.

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August 19, 2012  07:35 AM ET

Look at that picture. Selig can't even grip the baseball right. But he has a death grip on The Game and each year it dies a little more.

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