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

Postby Yoda » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:15 pm

Without a doubt MLB will screw this up. But it's stil better than not having IR and missing blatantly obvious calls.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Maris09 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:31 pm

Yoda wrote:Without a doubt MLB will screw this up. But it's stil better than not having IR and missing blatantly obvious calls.

Right. Obvious calls that when you look at the faces of the huddled up umpires, you can tell they simply don't know what to do. At that point it's no longer human error or just the "human element" of the game.....it's guessing.

Not something I want a part of my baseball, and I think most would agree.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:44 pm

Maris09 wrote: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.


Exponentially? Come on. The steroid effect on disputed HR calls is impossible to quantify. I'm sure that some of the new odd park dimensions do play a factor. However, a large number of the high profile disputed HR calls this year were in parks far older than ten years (Yankees, Dolphins, Shea). Disputed HR calls have been a part of the game as long as I've been a fan, which is a lot longer than ten years. If the decision made sense now than it made sense ten years ago assuming technology would allow for it and I'm pretty sure it would. Time didn't necessarily cause the change but the passage of it played a large factor, as it always does when it comes to change in baseball.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Maris09 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:55 pm

Amazinz wrote:Exponentially? Come on.

You haven't noticed more questionable calls this year?
Seems to me like there's been 3 times, 4 times as many than in previous years.

Amazinz wrote:If the decision made sense now than it made sense ten years ago assuming technology would allow for it and I'm pretty sure it would.

I don't know, seems to me there wouldn't have been such a rush to institute IR for this year had there not been something new involved.

They dilly dally for 10 years, and then all of a sudden it's got to be instituted before the playoffs start this year? :-? I know nothing MLB does surprises any of us at this point, but they had to have seen something new here to cause such an immediate change.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:26 pm

Maris09 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Exponentially? Come on.

You haven't noticed more questionable calls this year?
Seems to me like there's been 3 times, 4 times as many than in previous years.

Amazinz wrote:If the decision made sense now than it made sense ten years ago assuming technology would allow for it and I'm pretty sure it would.

I don't know, seems to me there wouldn't have been such a rush to institute IR for this year had there not been something new involved.

They dilly dally for 10 years, and then all of a sudden it's got to be instituted before the playoffs start this year? :-? I know nothing MLB does surprises any of us at this point, but they had to have seen something new here to cause such an immediate change.

I really haven't noticed a spike. What I've noticed is people made a much bigger deal about them this year than in previous. When one would air on SportsCenter in previous years, the anchors would make some sort of "D'oh!" comment, crack a half-wit joke, and move on to the next segment. This year suddenly they were interviewing players, managers, getting the feelings out there, so on and so forth. The profile on the calls grew this year, not the quantity of them. That is more than likely the main reason this has been rushed into implementation this season -- not out of necessity. The umpires aren't worse or better this year than they have been previously, and yes, the MLB has been dilly dallying, much like it does with almost everything, for years and years, and would have continued to, had a great deal not been made about these calls this year, the way it has in previous seasons.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Yoda » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:29 pm

^ seems about right. With Youtube and the Interweb, more MLB games are covered around the world. With enough bitching and advances in modern technology (tennis has IR for chrissake), IR was inevitable.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby quitesanemax » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:07 pm

Okay, lets change the subject a little here... and maybe even the tone...

One of the rules I couldn't help noticing is that if anyone comes out an argues a play that has been reviewed by instant replay, thats an automatic ejection from the game. I had to laugh at that.

SOOO, anyone want to take bets as to whose going to be the first manager to get ejected for this???

I have to go with the obvious one here... Lou Piniella, of course. Lol.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:09 am

quitesanemax wrote:Okay, lets change the subject a little here... and maybe even the tone...

One of the rules I couldn't help noticing is that if anyone comes out an argues a play that has been reviewed by instant replay, thats an automatic ejection from the game. I had to laugh at that.

SOOO, anyone want to take bets as to whose going to be the first manager to get ejected for this???

I have to go with the obvious one here... Lou Piniella, of course. Lol.


I'll take Ozzie.
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Re: Delgado Robbed - It's time for instant replay

Postby Maris09 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:38 pm

You gotta go with the Champ........Bobby Cox.
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