Baseball's first use of instant replay backed an onfield call of a home run for Alex Rodriguez during the ninth inning of the New York Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
Rodriguez was denied a homer on May 21 at Yankee Stadium on a ball that cleared the fence but was not ruled a home run.
Full story: First use of instant replay backs onfield call
Does baseball need instant replay?
mb, 2008-09-05 20:06:31
Then use replay to call the close ones.
Harry Lane, 2008-09-04 19:57:12
Baseball is already 4.5+ hours long. Lets make it longer by adding instant replay. That should make things more interesting.
I always love sitting for 5 minutes while the refs and umps watch TV then come out and say more often then not, the decision stands. Talk about your excitement.
wayne, 2008-09-04 14:32:38
It certainly makes sense to use it in black-and-white situations, especially where an on-field/ice official is not always in the best position to properly see the play and make the right call.
When it involves calls that rely on judgment, or where the official has an excellent view on the play, then instant replay only serves to undermine the official's ability to make the right calls.
Russ, 2008-09-04 13:23:11
Managers should have the right to question a certain number of calls in each game (like football) and the umps should be required to verify their call when the play is extremely close. Would this slow down the game? Certainly! However, it's far better to take a little extra time to make the "right" call instead of leaving a bad taste in somebody's mouth.
Hurricane, 2008-09-04 11:41:51