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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Major League Baseball unveils state-of-the-art replay center | MLB.com

377 out of 50,000 calls. Do we really need instant replay?

Among the most impressive parts of the presentation were the statistics MLB compiled which showed how few “clear and convincing incorrect calls” were made by umpires in 2013. By MLB’s reckoning, there were only 377 out of some 50,000 that merited review. Only 27 times did it happen twice in a game. On just three occasions, it happened three times, never against the same team.

Linked fixed: Sorry, Jim.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 27, 2014 at 09:01 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: instant replay, rules

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Poscast with Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur - Ep. 1 - We’re Back

Now that Poz is with NBC, a Parks & Rec guest spot seems inevitable!

• Red Sox winning the World Series: Both agree that distinguishing World Series winners by whether the winner played the final game at home is not a thing.  Michael is a Red Sox fan, so he’s happy they won!

• Instant replay: They like the concept of more replays, dislike the “challenge” system.

• “Nickname” draft:

Poz - Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Schur - Walter “Sweetness” Payton
Poz - James “Cool Papa” Bell
Schur - Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky
Poz - “Mean” Joe Greene
Schur - Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins
Poz - Walt “No Neck” Williams
Schur - William “Refrigerator” Perry
Poz - Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch
Schur - Charles “The Round Mound of Rebound” Barkley

The District Attorney Posted: November 19, 2013 at 03:08 PM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: instant replay, joe posnanski, michael schur, podcasts, red sox

Thursday, November 14, 2013

MLB approves expanded replay for 2014

Ron Washington just got a new way to mess up games.

The biggest change from the expanded replay system that was originally unveiled at the last owners’ meetings in August at Cooperstown, N.Y., is that managers will get a maximum of two challenges that can be used at any point in the game. The original plans was to allow managers one challenge in the first six innings and two more from the seventh through the end of the game.

MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred said a final decisions of whether managers get one or two challenges has not been made and will be part of the negotiations with the players and umpires.

The rest of the plan remains basically unchanged, including a manager retaining the challenge if he wins his appeal.

That will likely end most manager/umpire arguments because if a manager disagrees with a reviewable call, his only recourse would be to use a challenge. Managers would not be able to argue a reviewable call in a bid to get it overturned without the use of replay.

About the only situation where a manager could still argue would in situations not open to review, such as defending a player or questioning an improper substitution.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 14, 2013 at 02:36 PM | 65 comment(s)
  Beats: bud selig, instant replay, umpires

 

 

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