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hangwithem
08-20-2010, 02:27 PM
In the Little League World Series. While watching the opening round game there was close play at the plate. The runner was called out. The coach on the opposing team challenges the call. The home plate umpire viewed the replay and determine after review the call at the plate was correct. It took no longer than 15 seconds to view the replay and make the decision.

What a noble idea. If Little League can implement replay, why can't MLB do the same thing?

Replays in the previous two years were limited only to those plays that should have resulted in a dead ball, but were called otherwise by the volunteer umpires who work the Little League Baseball World Series each year. This year, video replay will be expanded to more plays, such as force-outs, tags on the base paths, missed bases, and hit batters. (http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2010/May-Aug/VideoReplayToBeExpandedLLBWS10.htm)

As we have seen even in the professional ranks, certain calls in baseball are among the most difficult for officials to make, for a variety of reasons. Using video replay, since we have the means to get the call right, is the right thing to do."---Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softbal

Rdy2PlayBall
08-20-2010, 02:50 PM
That's because the Little League World Series is actually important...

ewokpelts
08-20-2010, 04:34 PM
they want to limit the number of crying ballplayers.

downstairs
08-20-2010, 04:36 PM
The "slow down the game" argument is bunk. Arguments often take 1-5 minutes. Even more. That's part of the game, and I don't mind it- but its true.

As well, they don't have to get like 50 angles and spend 5 minutes like they do in the NFL. Just rewind, look a few times, make a gut call using ample replay evidence.

TDog
08-20-2010, 09:35 PM
The "slow down the game" argument is bunk. Arguments often take 1-5 minutes. Even more. That's part of the game, and I don't mind it- but its true.

As well, they don't have to get like 50 angles and spend 5 minutes like they do in the NFL. Just rewind, look a few times, make a gut call using ample replay evidence.


The slow-down-the-game argument is not bunk if replay is done on the basis of a challenge to an on-field decision. The idea that replay consideration should follow challenges is.

The NFL doesn't have replay, not in a true sense. The league just give lip service to replay. Any sport that truly has replay wouldn't allow any challenges and by extension, wouldn't limit challenges. The only fair way to do replay would be for every play covered by replay would be reviewed immediately by off-field officials. The field officials would be notified if a play is taking longer to review and if a call has to be overturned. No appeals. No arguments.

Play continues. Anything else only gives lip service to replay.

Coops4Aces
08-21-2010, 12:02 PM
The slow-down-the-game argument is not bunk if replay is done on the basis of a challenge to an on-field decision. The idea that replay consideration should follow challenges is.

The NFL doesn't have replay, not in a true sense. The league just give lip service to replay. Any sport that truly has replay wouldn't allow any challenges and by extension, wouldn't limit challenges. The only fair way to do replay would be for every play covered by replay would be reviewed immediately by off-field officials. The field officials would be notified if a play is taking longer to review and if a call has to be overturned. No appeals. No arguments.

Play continues. Anything else only gives lip service to replay.

Like college football.