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Postby JTWood » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:08 am

There are plenty of things that are screwed up just because there is no improvment available to alleviate the problem (people dying in car accidents, government corruption, and the Cubs not winning the World Series). Bad calls are part of the game, but there is absolutely no reason why they need to be.


You know, ten years ago, we could have said that having juiced players is just part of baseball. In fact, the fans said, "We like the home runs," and that gave the stupid ownership the motiviation to ignore yet another curable problem with baseball. It's no different now with instant replay.

:-t to Selig and the MLB owners for not being stronger on this issues.

:-t :-t to the fans who are against instant replay for giving them the justification to avoid this problem.

baseball6791 wrote:The batter hits a line shot down the line that is called foul, so both the runner already on first and the batter stop running. The manager "challenges" the call, and it turns out that the ball was actually fair. How in the world would you decide whether the runner on first would've scored, or which base the batter ends up at.

Ground-rule double. All runners advance two bases.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:28 am

Coppermine wrote:Instant replay in baseball: :-t

Part of the element of baseball is it's human error. I can understand football, a relatively new sport compared to baseball and a lot of questionable calls, plays and penalties... but baseball is all about the humanity.

An umpire screws up a call? Deal with it, that's baseball.

And we all no there's no :~( in baseball

Football is relatively new? They've had a pro league since the 20s....
Anyways, the "human error is part of the game" is a horrible argument. If it was feasible, you would want to remove all human error from the officiating as to not affect the game. Obviously thats impossible. But you can limit it so its less of a factor.
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Postby chadlincoln » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:03 pm

Looks like there's no chance for replay at least in '06. ... p&c_id=mlb
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