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Monday, May 16, 2016

Pirates notebook: Challenge protocol could be more efficient, Hurdle says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s not. Manager didn’t go out to argue every little thing. A great many challenges are fishing expeditions. 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn’t mind the wait, saying the system is “as good as it can be” at this point. He decided waiting 20 or 30 seconds to debate a challenge is better than the two or three minutes it might take for him to go out and argue a call.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2016 at 06:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: clint hurdle, pirates, replay

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Does MLB’s replay system need to be fixed?

Please make it go away. That’s unless fans love seeing a big play then having to watch everybody stand around wondering if the play will be challenged and then having to wait until the replay ump decides to overturn the play or not.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 11, 2016 at 01:43 PM | 82 comment(s)
  Beats: replay

Friday, April 22, 2016

MLB’s replay rule can be challenging: When to challenge? | www.ajc.com

Yes, what we need is more replay. How about we cut the game time down to one hour so we can have two hours of replay and still get the game in under three hours?

Francoeur said he’d like to see managers get two challenges per game. “That’s why I get frustrated — it doesn’t make sense that there’s only one challenge,” he said. “That’s such a huge call in the game.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 22, 2016 at 01:53 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, replay

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The idea of replay is good; in practice, fans often bristle.

I am not a fan of replay as well. I’d rather live with some blown calls than have my timed wasted with a thousand of these game interruptions each season.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 03, 2016 at 02:22 PM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: replay, replay sucks

 

 

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