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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Replay catches Albert Pujols off bag and costs LA Angels in loss at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas >> Somehow, what happened to the Angels and Albert Pujols on Friday night seems so obviously right and obviously wrong at the same time.

The key play in the Angels’ 4-2 loss to the Texas Rangers was an instant replay challenge, resulting in Pujols being called out for barely lifting his foot off the bag while Roughned Odor held a tag on him.

It snuffed out a promising rally, just before the Rangers turned the game around.

(...)It hasn’t always been that way, but since the advent of replay, this is what tag plays have become. Used to be, if a player overslid a bag or made a move toward the next base, umpires would call him out if he was tagged. Now that instant replay has allowed for greater scrutiny, players are being called out for the most incidental, barely-perceptible milliseconds of lost contact with the bag.

Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: May 01, 2016 at 01:28 AM | 91 comment(s)
  Beats: instant replay, zapruder

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MLB to review runners coming off base on tag plays

Since the start of expanded video review for the 2014, more runners have been called out after fielder’s press their gloves against them, hoping they will come off the base for a split second during or after their slide.

“I’ve talked to a number of managers about that, and in a lot of ways they feel it’s unfair,” Joe Torre, MLB’s chief baseball officer, said Wednesday. “And yet when you’re dealing with replay and dealing with technology, it is what it is. If there’s a separation and his glove, the ball is on the runner, you can’t ignore that.”

Zach Posted: November 15, 2015 at 12:31 PM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: common sense, instant replay, rules of play

 

 

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