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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bud Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’

Then again…Selig said the same thing about the ‘56 Renault Dauphine.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.

While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the types of plays that managers and umpires can ask to be reviewed at a replay center in New York.

Calls by umpires on the field have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges through Monday and overturned in 30. For 25 others, calls stood because of a lack of “clear and convincing” evidence. In one instance, umpires asked for a video review to check the balls-strike count.

Selig called the rollout “remarkable” but wouldn’t say whether MLB would make any adjustments during this initial season.

“We’ve had really very little controversy overall,” Selig said Tuesday at the MLB Diversity Business Summit. “Everything in life will have a little glitch here and there where you do something new. And are our guys on top of it? You bet. But I’m saying to you again, you’ll hear about the one or two controversies, but look at all the calls that have been overturned.”

Repoz Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:12 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4686612)
We've had only 10% of the calls result in embarrassing failure. That's almost as good as the 1% of horrible calls that umps make without replay.
   2. BDC Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:35 PM (#4686621)
So was the Hindenburg
   3. Al Kaline Trio Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:37 PM (#4686624)
Replay not too terrible. Changing the definition of a catch is the dumbest thing ever. It's like watching NFL where the receiver catching a ball rules change every year.
   4. AndrewJ Posted: April 15, 2014 at 07:40 PM (#4686626)
"Mr. Selig, your policy seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why is it so popular?"
   5. The District Attorney Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:12 PM (#4686641)
Bud Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’
Is this like when you can't say what you want to say in a conversation, so instead you say "That's interesting"?
   6. Koot Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4686643)
Wouldn't it have been smarter for Selig to just not say anything about replay right now?
   7. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:22 PM (#4686644)
Bud Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’


An accurate statement. It certainly has been remarked upon.
   8. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: April 15, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4686659)
We're all thinking it but I'm gonna say it anyway: it's been a ####### disaster.

Embarrassing.
   9. madvillain Posted: April 15, 2014 at 09:20 PM (#4686666)
We're all thinking it but I'm gonna say it anyway: it's been a ####### disaster.

Embarrassing.


Yep. What is this I hear that the NYC office doesn't get the same angles we get on the broadcast? Da Fuq?
   10. Justin T steals bases with his bat Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM (#4686691)
It really is breathtaking.
   11.     Hey Gurl Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4686692)
A replay start really would be remarkable.
   12. boteman Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4686695)
Wouldn't it have been smarter for Selig...

And I'm gonna stop you right there, MMM-KAY?!
   13. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 16, 2014 at 01:31 AM (#4686727)
   14. pthomas Posted: April 16, 2014 at 01:33 AM (#4686728)
Hey! My dad taught me to drive a stick on our Renault Dauphine. The car does not deserve to be linked with Bud Selig!
   15. Sunday silence Posted: April 16, 2014 at 03:39 AM (#4686759)
sideline viewers always know better.
   16. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 16, 2014 at 09:03 AM (#4686779)
wee-mark-a-bull

Don't drink Selig's Kool-Aid... it's SPOILED.
   17. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: April 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM (#4686900)
Replay has it's problems, but I think the game is better with it than without it.
   18. JE (Jason) Posted: April 16, 2014 at 12:22 PM (#4686935)
Back in 1957, Selig called the Edsel "remarkable."

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