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Friday, August 17, 2012

Yankee Stadium Will Be Used To Test New Expanded Replay System This Year

Nooo! If they start replaying bang/bang plays at 1B and Errors being ruled Hits at Yankee Stadium…Jeter’s going to lose 30 hits a year!

Starting this month, MLB will begin installing two new, experimental replay systems in Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. ESPN states that Yankee Stadium will get a radar based system, similar to one used in golf, to track where balls land. Citi Field will utilize the same Hawkeye Innovations tech that is used in Tennis currently to make sure whether balls are in or out.

According to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who I cannot find a reason to insult in this post yet, the new systems will be used to determine whether balls are fair or foul as well as whether a ball is caught or simply trapped by the fielder. Makes perfect sense to me. I watch very little golf and have no idea how that system works. I watch a lot of Tennis and I love the Hawkeye system due to how fast it is. The purpose of these tests is to see if one of these systems can be utilized in baseball and how fast it works. If it works the same way as it does in Tennis, there should be no problem.

They will also be tested during the Arizona fall league, with the results presented to the owners sometime in November. Probably around Thanksgiving, since many fans will either be giving thanks for the effort or bickering with other family members about it over mashed potatoes and turkey. Selig says that he hopes to have one of these systems up and running by next season. Judging by his rush to get the second wildcard operational by this season, I do not doubt him.

Repoz Posted: August 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: August 17, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4210986)
I'd like a replay of the actual measurement from home to the RF wall.
   2. Repoz Posted: August 17, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4210993)
I'd like a replay of the actual measurement from home to the RF wall.

Yeah...but don't let Lonn Trost borrow Red Patterson's tape measure again.
   3. bobm Posted: August 17, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4211025)
Citi Field will utilize the same Hawkeye Innovations tech that is used in Tennis currently to make sure whether balls are in or out.

Presumably having the technicians at the US Open next door should help.
   4. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: August 17, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4211067)
Well, we seem to be kicking butt with our new submission replay feature. If this is any indication of the system being implemented in NYC, baseball is in for some positive change.

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