New replay rule not instantly easy for Blue Jays

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes gets set to tag out Rays' Matt Joyce at second base during spring training...

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes gets set to tag out Rays' Matt Joyce at second base during spring training action in Dunedin on Friday. The Jays lost 6-3. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:21 PM ET

DUNEDIN, FLA. - There has been extra noise this spring.

Fans demanded expanded replay and now it is here.

The other day when the Blue Jays played the Minnesota Twins in Fort, Myers, instant replay was in place (the Jays were 0-for-2 on appeals).

The truck had the machine ready for playback at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Friday as the Tampa Bay Rays visited the Jays.

A grey box was in the press box in front of Erik Grosman of the Jays P.R. staff as umps and TV types went about pre-game sound checks with every word piped through the box.

It was silent until the bottom of the ninth and then the box came alive.

The Jays were trailing 6-3, with a man on second and one out, when Munenori Kawasaki hit a high hopper to first baseman Cameron Seitzer.


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