Why no instant replay in MLB?
I was just wondering what is the big philosophical issue with not having instant replay in baseball.
Just watching the Phillies @ Reds game this Labor Day afternoon. At the top of the 5th inning, Juan Pierre was ruled safe at first as he hit a grounder in the gap between second and first base. TV instant replay showed he didn't in fact beat out the throw and that he was out. There are so many such instances in the long MLB season, where blown calls actually turn the outcome of some games. Although how would you go about implementing something like that? Every single close call would go challenged? Or the team manager gets 3 calls to challenge like in the NFL?
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