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You have a challenge.  You used it earlier.  If you use up all your players, you don't get to call in more players.  You used up your resources unwisely.  Sorry coach.  Why should anything be different?

If we are just going to review everything, why bother having umpires at all.  Let NY call it all remotely.

While I don't like the idea of limiting what plays or types of plays can be reviewed, I have serious objection to constantly changing rules and expanding things incrementally because somebody didn't like a call the year before.  Go the football route ... give coaches a FINITE number of challenges (whatever number you want) and that's it.  None of this "Well, we can't review it this inning, but if the exact same thing happened the next inning we could."  Asinine.

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4 hours ago, LMSANS said:

How close is close?

I shall not today attempt further to define what a close play is with a shorthand description, and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know one when I see one.

My apologies to the former justice.

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17 hours ago, LMSANS said:

How close is close?

Lets say any and all plays that are not 100% clear.  And I am not thinking a full 5 min pause. Something that is like 1 to 2 minutes and gets the review folks to look at it.   Specially for something that could be game ending. 

I mean the time that the Mgr came out and barked about it to the PU the review folks could have been looking at it then they send a signal to the PU and say hey we ARE reviewing it.. then they correct it and get it right...

 

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14 minutes ago, ArchAngel72 said:

Lets say any and all plays that are not 100% clear.  And I am not thinking a full 5 min pause. Something that is like 1 to 2 minutes and gets the review folks to look at it.   Specially for something that could be game ending. 

I mean the time that the Mgr came out and barked about it to the PU the review folks could have been looking at it then they send a signal to the PU and say hey we ARE reviewing it.. then they correct it and get it right...

 

Definitely venturing into OT area here, but I want MLB to go one of two ways:  either trust the umpires' training and have zero replays (like "the good old days") or have a finite number per game (3 sounds like a good number). Manager uses all three and then the game goes to extras? Tough.

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  • 4 months later...

Multi-tasking and looking through old threads...

AS has been said, tough one being out of challenges and would like to see something to take care of obviously missed calla like this but unclear how to do it. NFL has a weird "instant review" they started in the middle of the year that's very murky on how it works.

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On 9/21/2022 at 10:32 PM, The Man in Blue said:

You have a challenge.  You used it earlier.  If you use up all your players, you don't get to call in more players.  You used up your resources unwisely.  Sorry coach.  Why should anything be different?

If we are just going to review everything, why bother having umpires at all.  Let NY call it all remotely.

While I don't like the idea of limiting what plays or types of plays can be reviewed, I have serious objection to constantly changing rules and expanding things incrementally because somebody didn't like a call the year before.  Go the football route ... give coaches a FINITE number of challenges (whatever number you want) and that's it.  None of this "Well, we can't review it this inning, but if the exact same thing happened the next inning we could."  Asinine.

...and I would respectfully ask then that MLB stop putting out a message of "We are a league that is committed to getting every call correct." No, you're not. You're a league that is in the entertainment business and committed to getting as many calls correct as you can, with as few delays to the game and of course maximizing profits.  Paying customers are already exasperated at the pace of play and the length of time a baseball game takes to be played. If the league was truly committed to getting every call correct, the history of baseball would not be littered with so many incorrect calls or calls that weren't made that should have been.

It's fine. It's fine. It's all fine. People everywhere need to remember that the #1 function of MLB and all pro-sports is to make money NOT to preserve or provide a pristine and sanitized competitive sanctum.

~Dawg

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