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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:52 pm

BALCO All-Stars wrote:I agree about not implementing it during the regular season, but I'm fine with using it during the playoffs. It's unfair to have some regular season games played without replay and others with replay...the regular season should all be played under the same rules, then implement replay so the playoffs are played all under the same rules.

Yeah, but you can understand why they want to iron it out. God forbid a problem come up during the playoffs.

I'm glad MLB is starting to pull their head out of their butt on this. Once they implement it on plays at home, they will have finally finished the crani-anal extraction. All it will take is for them to realize that a home run and a play at the plate are the exact same thing: if they get it wrong, it effects the score right then and there, so get it right.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:42 pm

According to CBS:

"A baseball source says instant replay will start with series that begin Thursday, the AP reports"
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Instant Replay starts tomorrow (Thursday 8/28)!

Postby mkultra » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:52 pm

Sportsline is reporting a "baseball insider" saying that MLB will begin using instant replay on series that begin Thursday.

Anyone have any further details? I know the issue's been percolating for some time, but the move seems quite sudden, at least this late in the season.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:00 pm

Resistance is futile
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Re: Instant Replay starts tomorrow (Thursday 8/27)!

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:09 pm

mkultra wrote:Instant Replay starts tomorrow (Thursday 8/27)!

Tomorrow's Wednesday, and Thursday is 8/28. ;-) :-D
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Re: Instant Replay starts tomorrow (Thursday 8/27)!

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:46 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
mkultra wrote:Instant Replay starts tomorrow (Thursday 8/27)!

Tomorrow's Wednesday, and Thursday is 8/28. ;-) :-D


lol. Perhaps he could review his initial post and get the right call. :-B
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Maris09 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:07 pm

Yoda wrote:Resistance is futile

Hilarious how much resistance there actually was in this thread, considering it's ONLY going to be used when the umpires have absolutely NO CLUE as to what the correct call is.
Who in their right mind wants to have calls made which are complete and utter guesses?
The umpires don't want it, the players don't want it, the owners don't want it, the fans don't want it.

It's pretty telling that MLB found it enough of an issue to implement it in such an expidited fashion.

Thank God they were able to see that it's really a no brainer move.
Long live logic and common sense. :-°
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:23 pm

It took MLB more than a decade to get to this point. I am glad they are implementing it but it's obviously not a no-brainer. I wish the pro-IR crowd would stop throwing passive aggressive insults around.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Maris09 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:03 pm

Amazinz wrote:It took MLB more than a decade to get to this point. I am glad they are implementing it but it's obviously not a no-brainer. I wish the pro-IR crowd would stop throwing passive aggressive insults around.

Ultimately it wasn't time that caused the change to occur, it was park dimesions and the reduction of steriods. This year, exponentially more than in previous years, more balls are just barely making it out. Couple that with some odd park dimensions, and you have a need far great than it was 10 years ago or even 5 years ago.

So I think it's just more just the realization that this is probably going to occur a lot more than it has in the past. I stand by the opinion that it is a no brainer decision, given the current state of baseball.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:12 pm

It was good of MLB to wait until today and tomorrow so as not to implement it in the middle of a series. You wouldn't want to make a change like this in the middle of something important like a single series.
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