MLB is finally listening to its fans.
Pending a vote from each team’s owner, MLB will vastly expand its previous replay system in 2014, which previously only dealt with home run calls.
In the future, managers can challenge one call in the first six innings, and two for the rest of the game. If the manager wins the challenge, he is not charged a challenge.
Surely this is a step in the right direction, as there will be less blown calls.
But does the system of replay really need to be a game? Shouldn’t MLB strive to get every call right?
The replay reviews should instead be coming from upstairs, where managers don’t have to fear losing a challenge on a close play.
I get it. MLB is concerned about the speed of the game. The perception is that the sport is already a slow game and that instant replay would further compound the problem.
To combat the perception, MLB needs to improve the efficiency of replays.
Even if it takes a little longer, I’d rather get a call reviewed if it results in getting it right.
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