5 wrote:You don't REVERSE a call if you're not positive.
Oh well, at least the Mets pounded the Yank$ anyway.
Instant replay doesn't solve all the problems anyway...if you've ever heard that NFL VP of Officiating guy (Pereira?) comment every week on the NFL Network about the controversial calls. He flat out lies.
Yeah, but the officials are involved in MANY more calls in football than they are in baseball. Obviously baseball has balls/strikes (a different topic altogether) and safe/out calls to make, but there are a tiny fraction of close plays in baseball as compared to football that require the officials to make a decision. Most safe/out, catch/non-catch, fair/foul calls in baseball are clear and obvious - the ones that aren't could be reviewed in 10 seconds with one quick look at the tape.
Plus, the implementation of instant replay in football is dumb - it should only overrule the play on the field if it is clear and obviously wrong - that should require one look at one or two replays (from different angles). If that doesn't change the replay official's mind, then the call on the field should stand. If football did that, they could review more plays (because each review would take about 20 seconds) and stop all the nonsense that goes along with it. Also, there would be much less damage control needed.
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