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Is it time to expand video replay in MLB?
Thu, June 3, 2010

Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was one out away from a perfect game, but a close play at first ended his bid for the record books.

Video replays of the potential 27th out showed Cleveland Indians baserunner Jason Donald was beat by Galarraga's catch while covering first base, but umpire Jim Joyce ruled the runner safe.

Joyce admitted his mistake on the field and apologized after the game.

Is this the latest example for Major League Baseball to expand video replay on close calls? Should baseball keep the human element as a part of the game? Have your say in our forum.



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Slam dnuikn like Shaquille O'Neal, if he wrote informative articles.
Jimmy, 2012-01-23 21:58:14

14247436.. Retweeted it :)
slam.canoe.ca, 2011-06-17 17:04:33

Mistakes happen, but Bud Selig robbed Gallaraga of his perfect game by not rectifying the error.

Bud sucks !!!!!
AndyV., 2010-06-06 19:30:33

Implement a challenge system similar to the NFL.

Give each manager one opportunity to challenge a call, and award a maximum of one extra challenge if a manager's first challenge is successful.

This forces the manager to choose his spots carefully. In all likelihood, a challenge would only be made if the game were on the line -- a reasonable and worthwhile use of the umpires' time.

Given the clean-cut nature of baseball, time committed to challenges will also likely be kept to a minimum. It's easier to spot a glove tag -- he either did it or didn't -- than judge a hockey goal distorted by netting and the goalie, or accurately spotting a football the moment a player's knee touches the ground.
harro, 2010-06-04 11:04:15

The games already drag on interminably and now a majority of those polled want to ADD to the marathons? If and when it happens these same bozos will be in the majority if asked in another poll if games take too long to play!

What happened in that Tigers game could just as easily have happened in the 1st inning - and when it was over people would be saying "too bad about that close play in the 1st - he might have had a perfect game." And that would be the extent of the "controversy."

Umoires blow calls as do referees in basketball, hockey, football and soccer. 'Twas ever thus. Live with it.
Gary O., 2010-06-04 07:22:41

YES IT IS OVER DUE.
kkk, 2010-06-03 19:01:09

Bud Selig do the right thing????hahahaha..that idiot will never do anything that benefits the game...good riddance
lol, 2010-06-03 18:59:26

GET WITH THE PROGRAM PEOPLE !!

It's 2010 the "grand ol'baseball game" needs to catch-up with technology. Selig's a wuss & needs to grow a pair...typical politician, passing the buck onto someone else, yet at the sametime, denying this poor kid his due credit...sickning!!

At the very least, kudos to Joyce, for facing the maggot media, admitting his mistake. How many times did we witness a bonehead call in hockey, with the ref "hiding" behind the league afterwards.
Mitch, 2010-06-03 18:59:20

I am surprised that replays on camera are not used to over rule an error call, it applies in football and there for should apply here To error is human.
Frank, 2010-06-03 18:41:08

Her's another Commissioner of a Sports League thinking they are bigger than the game. NOT reviewing this play and overturning the obvious mistake made by the umpire only hurts the integrity of the game. Umpire mistakes are not part of the game. The game is played by Baseball players! Umpires are simply there to make sure the game is played according to the rules. If a mistake is made by an Umpire then it should be resolved.

Shame on Selig!
Cappthook, 2010-06-03 18:29:39

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