There are more loopholes and flaws than anyone envisioned with the new system.
Another baseball tradition is about to largely disappear: a manager, with a crazed look in his eyes, charging the field and getting into a face-to-face shouting match with an umpire.
With several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?
Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay next year.
I’m still waiting for a single credible argument against widely expanded use of instant replay in baseball to get critical calls right, since the two usually offered are embarrassingly limp.
There are certain things in life that you just don’t mess with. You don’t add a strobe light to the flame of the Statue of Liberty because it is more “modern.”
Common sense and baseball sometimes can be contradictory phrase. But once in a while, the sport manages to get something right, or at least correct a longstanding wrong.
Alex Rios charges hard from center field, chasing a sinking line drive. His glove, the ball and the grass all smack together at the same time. What’s the call? Next year, it well could be: Let’s look at the replay!