Skin Blues wrote:Umpires are not going to over-rule each other. They're allowed to do that already, yet they never do. So it's great in theory, but not in practice. Having an ump in a video review booth would be MUCH faster than having the manager coming out and yelling at the umps for 5 minutes. How long does it take to review a call in tennis? 5 seconds? Baseball would be just as quick... it's black and white in almost all cases, not like football where they have to see if he had two feet in bounds, made a football move before the ball started to come loose, etc. It's much simpler in baseball; was the ball in his glove before the runner touched the base? Did the ball hit the chalk line? Simple stuff... give them a few challenges per game like football or tennis. It's going to happen, it's just a matter of how long it takes to evolve.
They just did on the trap play the other day.
Why would anyone review, if the manager is not yelling at the umps? Or at least asking to reconsider.
Theres no way that takes 5 sec in tennis. Yelling takes longer.
It would be easier if there was an ump in a review room who watches every replay right away, so by the time the managers reaches the ump, they already correcting if necessary.
I see no need for that NFL style review.
It's not simpler in baseball. According to an ESPN study
an average of 1.3 calls per game were close enough to require replay review to determine whether an umpire had made the right call. Of the close plays, 13.9 percent remained too close to call...