Time For Replay in Major League Baseball
It was really hard to see during the catch if Wise had actually caught the ball or not. However it was really easy to see with replay because a fan was holding the ball in the air and the umpire apparently missed that. On top of that, Dewayne Wise ran to the Yankee dugout with no ball in his glove, and the umpire once again missed that.
What if that was the ALDS last night? We have got to get a replay system in baseball. Why would you want the championship, or the road to the championship spoiled by an obvious mistake? Nobody is talking about balls and strikes; nobody is talking about measuring everything to a tee and slowing the game down by half an hour while we check a call in the fourth inning. But if you have an obvious mistake that could be a game changer you need to have the ability to correct it.
Bad calls may be part of the game but this is the 21st century. The technology that we have at our disposal will help eliminate a lot of bad calls, and Major League Baseball needs to take advantage of that. Just because it’s America’s pastime doesn’t mean baseball has an excuse to remain stuck in the past.
Many people are worried about the game itself being slowed down because a group of people will watch the replay of game changers. Personally, I am not worried about this. Everyone who watches baseball on television watch the instant replay of the previous call every single play. Every time someone is out we watch a replay. Does this slow the game down already? No it does not. So why would this slow down the game itself.