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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Articles tagged: instant replay

Umpires use replay and still botch Yunel Escobar count (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The umpiring crew that was working the Minnesota Twins-Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night completely botched one of Yunel Escobar’s at-bats, and instant replay somehow didn’t help. Escobar struckĀ out in the bottom of the fifth, but the question of whether he fouled off a pitch…Read More

Cubs lose first challenge in MLB history (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Can you think of a more fitting way for Major League Baseball to debut its new instant replay system than for the Chicago Cubs to lose a challenge? Neither can we. The first regular season instant replay challenge in MLB history took place in the fifth inning of Chicago’s…Read More

NFL adding centralized replay center to help referees

NFL owners voted on Tuesday to allow a centralized replay center that will assist referees with their replay reviews. The centralized replay center will be the Officiating Command Center in New York, where there are feeds of every game being played. Those in the replay center will be able to communicate with referees on reviews…Read More

Joe Girardi: Managers could use challenges to take pitcher out of rhythm

Most baseball fans agree that integrating expanded replay review into the game is a good thing for MLB, but there could be some unintended consequences. MLB owners will vote in November on extending the plays that can be reviewed with instant replay. The expansion will go into effect pending approval from the owners, players, and…Read More

Angel Hernandez may not have overturned call in protest of instant replay

Angel Hernandez and his umpiring crew refused to overturn an Adam Rosales hit in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s Oakland A’s-Cleveland Indians game despite instant replay showing the ball went out of the park. Had Rosales’ hit been correctly ruled a home run instead of a double, it would have tied the game. Nobody could…Read More

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