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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Replay can’t help Padres after confusing play at plate against Cardinals

But that’s what replay is for — to sort it all out. After a review lasting 4 minutes and 9 seconds, Davidson relayed the news: Amarista was still out. Black couldn’t believe it.

So this is where replay has led us.  Davidson barely makes a call.  He seemingly has no idea what happened and is pretty much on his way to the headset as soon as the play is over.  Everyone stands around while they watch replays that can’t definitively settle the issue.  So they stick with the original call which was made with all the conviction of someone ordering dinner off a menu written in Swahili.  We still get the manager argument, so more wasted time.

In the end, the only thing we no for sure is something we already knew: Bob Davidson sucks.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: August 16, 2014 at 04:09 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: like really sucks, replay sucks

Monday, July 07, 2014

Jose Bautista calls MLB’s replay system “a joke”

“This whole replay thing has become a joke in my eyes. I think they should just ban it, they should just get rid of it, I don’t really understand the purpose of it, but getting the right call on the field is not the purpose. That’s pretty obvious and evident. I don’t know what kind of agenda the people that are doing the replays are on, what their plan is, what their purpose is, who they’re looking after. But obviously getting the right call on the field is not what they’re doing.”

The 1:02 mark looks like a pretty clean miss to me.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 07, 2014 at 04:03 AM | 53 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, jose bautista, replay sucks

Friday, July 04, 2014

Odd challenge starts domino effect for A’s, Blue Jays

Here’s an interesting replay:

The incident happened in the top of the second inning with the bases loaded and one out. Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Gose hit a sharp grounder to first base. Nate Freiman fielded the ball cleanly and attempted to make a tag on baserunner Munenori Kawasaki before throwing home.

First-base umpire Vic Carapazza ruled that Kawasaki avoided the tag and immediately made the safe sign. That meant the force play at home was still in order and catcher Stephen Vogt recorded the out when he caught the ball while stepping on the plate.

Gibbons then came out of his dugout and took the unorthodox approach of suggesting that Kawasaki should have been ruled out. He challenged, and when the play went to a review, it was determined that Kawasaki had been tagged.

That prompted the umpires to overturn the ruling on the field. Kawasaki was called out and as a result, Edwin Encarnacion was ruled safe at home because the force play was no longer in effect.

You have to love a ten minute replay and a decision that screws a team because an umpire gets a call wrong.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2014 at 08:20 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, blue jays, replay sucks

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Friday, May 30, 2014

How Oakland Tried (and Failed) to Do Replay Differently «

Three? How about this?

Jim Furtado Posted: May 30, 2014 at 09:53 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: replay, replay sucks

 

 

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