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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:56 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2219000

I think they need it in the playoffs.
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Postby mweir145 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:28 pm

If they are going to include it in the playoffs, they have to include it in the season as well.
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Postby Surfs up » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:46 pm

NO NO NO to instant reply!!!!!!!!!! Anytime
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Postby kentx12 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:20 pm

Surfs up wrote:NO NO NO to instant reply!!!!!!!!!! Anytime



Agreed. Baseball games take to long anyway and I guess I am just an old person but I dont like change.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:55 pm

i don't know what to think of this, i thought the umps were fine even after a few blown calls during the playoffs.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:10 pm

I'm against instant replay too. The umps are human and blow some calls but they get the majority of them right, at least in the games I watch.
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Postby baseball6791 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:05 pm

Amazinz wrote:I'm against instant replay too. The umps are human and blow some calls but they get the majority of them right, at least in the games I watch.


I agree, umps and bad calls are a part of the game
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Postby Iconoclastic » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:04 am

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Postby DK » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:06 am

I don't know how I feel about instant replay but the idea that "it's been this way forever and we shouldn't mess with it" is inherently ridiculous. It's the rule (not social) equivalent of the owners in 1938 saying "Well, we've never allowed black players before, and the game hasn't imploded, so let's not mess with it." Change is inevitable, and as the game sees fit to change it should.

That said, I'm in the middle of the road on instant replay. I see the arguments on both sides (length of games too long as is vs. blown calls, especially at crucial moments) but both problems can be solved with alternate methods. Steps can be taken to shorten games, such as limiting pickoff throws, time in between innings, etc. and better, more developed training for umpires. It's hard to tell what will work out for MLB in the end but whatever they do it'll be criticized by someone. Lose-lose.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:41 pm

baseball6791 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:I'm against instant replay too. The umps are human and blow some calls but they get the majority of them right, at least in the games I watch.


I agree, umps and bad calls are a part of the game


Agreed.
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