Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, August 12, 2011

College World Series gets OK for instant replay

The NCAA has given final approval for the use of instant replay to review certain calls at the 2012 College World Series.

Reviewable plays would be limited to deciding if an apparent home run is fair or foul, whether a batted ball left the playing field for a home run or a ground-rule double, or whether there is fan interference on apparent home runs.

The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee proposed the rule, and it was approved Thursday by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel.

Instant replay won’t be used in regionals and super regionals because not all venues will have access to the same technology as TD Ameritrade Park, the new home of the CWS.

Thanks to Jed.

Repoz Posted: August 12, 2011 at 06:12 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: college

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. CFBF Was Killed By The Mad Queen Posted: August 12, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3898775)
The decision was prompted by a missed call in the Florida-Texas game on day one, when UF DH Brian Johnson hit a home run that smacked off a concrete barrier that was set back a few feet from the outfield wall. It was ruled a double. It took ESPN about three seconds to show it was a home run on instant replay.

For the life of me I'm not sure why it's so hard to design a stadium where home run calls are easy.
   2. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 12, 2011 at 07:13 PM (#3898786)
I'm not sure why it's so hard to design a stadium where home run calls are easy.


Because the guys who have to call them are usually several hundred feet away from them.

-- MWE
   3. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: August 12, 2011 at 08:29 PM (#3898812)
For the life of me I'm not sure why it's so hard to design a stadium where home run calls are easy.

With today's technology it's the easiest damn thing in the world to see if the ball went fair or foul, especially for MLB and major events like the College World Series. There shouldn't even be a need for the field umpires to have to go look at the replay themselves.

Really, it's just ridiculous. I consider myself a traditionalist, but baseball's reluctance to embrace 21st century technology pisses me off to no end. Some traditions aren't worth holding onto.
   4. John DiFool2 Posted: August 12, 2011 at 09:25 PM (#3898846)
Because the guys who have to call them are usually several hundred feet away from them.


In the MLB playoffs that excuse shouldn't wash, if the 5th/6th umps actually bothered to station themselves right under the fair poles, rather than 100 feet behind the 1B/3B umps...

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Adam S
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 June 27: Republican comeback after eight years? Yeah, on the baseball diamond
(289 - 11:42pm, Jun 27)
Last: BDC

Newsblog40 years ago, Mark (The Bird) Fidrych was 'some kind of unbelievable'
(15 - 11:32pm, Jun 27)
Last: All In The Guetterman, Looking Up At The Stargell

NewsblogNotes: Oakland needs to refrain from breaking up the band
(4 - 11:30pm, Jun 27)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogOT: 2016 Summer Soccer Thread
(1147 - 11:29pm, Jun 27)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 6-27-16
(102 - 11:26pm, Jun 27)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1994 Ballot
(2 - 11:26pm, Jun 27)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogYasiel Puig or Jeff Francoeur?
(7 - 11:25pm, Jun 27)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogJose Reyes must demonstrate sincere remorse in return to Mets - NY Daily News
(65 - 11:06pm, Jun 27)
Last: CrosbyBird

NewsblogThis kid at the TCU-Coastal Carolina CWS game is our new comedy hero | MLB.com
(5 - 11:03pm, Jun 27)
Last: Infinite Yost (((Voxter)))

NewsblogESPN: Team president Randy Levine on suggestions that Yankees should become sellers at trade deadlin
(18 - 10:22pm, Jun 27)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(485 - 9:44pm, Jun 27)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogWhy Mark McGwire would make a great manager someday | FOX Sports
(4 - 9:39pm, Jun 27)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogPaul Giamatti, a Baseball Commissioner’s Son, Makes His Own Calls - The New York Times
(37 - 8:59pm, Jun 27)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogMets to trade top prospect? Source says: “Rosario going nowhere” | Newsday
(1 - 8:15pm, Jun 27)
Last: Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb

NewsblogFadeaway: Episode 3: See That He Behaves
(11 - 7:51pm, Jun 27)
Last: Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast

Page rendered in 0.1230 seconds
47 querie(s) executed