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  • a call for instant replay

    http://swingingbuntz.com/2012/04/24/...nstant-replay/

  • #2
    Agreed. I'd rather a game take 20 minutes longer and get the calls right, than have botched up games that take less time.

    Not like any of us have anything better to do with those 20 minutes? If we did, we wouldn't be wasting so much time at BBF.
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    • #3
      I was willing to overlook the mis-spelling of Jeffrey Maier in the first paragraph, but once I read "bozillian" I was done. I see no reason to waste my time with amateurish dribble I don't agree with in the first place.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
        I was willing to overlook the mis-spelling of Jeffrey Maier in the first paragraph, but once I read "bozillian" I was done. I see no reason to waste my time with amateurish dribble I don't agree with in the first place.
        Don't you mean "drivel"?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
          Agreed. I'd rather a game take 20 minutes longer and get the calls right, than have botched up games that take less time.

          Not like any of us have anything better to do with those 20 minutes? If we did, we wouldn't be wasting so much time at BBF.
          I agree there are much better ways of making the game faster (calling a bigger strike zone, prevent hitters and pitchers from exessive stepping off) than saving some video replay time. however I think it shouldn't be used exessively only on really close things or important situations.

          maybe do it like in tennis were players can now challenge calls of the linesman with an electronic system. you only get 3 challenges per set. however if you get it right you get another chance so as long you are right you could theoretically do this infinitely (like hitting foul balls with 2 strikes). you could say 2 challenges per team and game but another one if you are right. this would encourage only doing it if you are really sure.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
            Don't you mean "drivel"?
            Either word will do.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dominik View Post
              I agree there are much better ways of making the game faster (calling a bigger strike zone, prevent hitters and pitchers from exessive stepping off) than saving some video replay time. however I think it shouldn't be used exessively only on really close things or important situations.

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              Yeah - like two challenge flags or something like that. Everything can't be reviewed, of course.
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              • #8
                I think it's absolutely necessary. We already use it, every game, to condemn umpires for horrible calls. Maybe the umpires should push for it so they can get it right on the field and not have to worry about the backlash that they receive when they blow a call.

                On the Mariners home opener, Cespedes of Oakland made a diving catch in shallow right center field. The play made ESPN's Top Ten Plays. But everyone at the stadium saw the replay which clearly showed he trapped the ball. Sure enough, the crowd let the umpire know what they thought of his call. How hard would it be to offer one challenge every three innings? Thirty seconds for video review? You'll lose, maybe, two minutes of game play. No big deal.
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                • #9
                  I'm probably in the minority, but I like a botched call from time to time. Makes the game more interesting, fun, and human.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                    I'm probably in the minority, but I like a botched call from time to time. .
                    i like it too, until it is my team that gets screwed.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                      i like it too, until it is my team that gets screwed.
                      All teams get screwed, it is what it is. I can deal with the HR challenge though.
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                      • #12
                        Of course in any given year, the breaks may not fall evenly.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                          I'm probably in the minority, but I like a botched call from time to time. Makes the game more interesting, fun, and human.
                          Especially this.
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                          • #14
                            They really need replay when it comes to stolen bases. Umpires are hard pressed to see anything because of player blockage and all the high speed complex movement involved.
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                            • #15
                              How about a call for better umpires instead?
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