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(ESPN)   So, two months before pitchers-and-catchers, how are the plans for expanded replay coming along? "Nothing else has been agreed to. And I mean nothing"   (espn.go.com) divider line 10
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2013-12-02 10:55:43 AM  
Winter Meetings are next week, it will get handled then.

/Heading to the Winter Meetings Job Fair
 
2013-12-02 11:35:24 AM  
How is this not about gays in MLB?
 
2013-12-02 11:47:27 AM  
We need more breaks in baseball to slow the action down.
 
2013-12-02 12:00:43 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: We need more breaks in baseball to slow the action down.


If only there was a method of replay MLB could have adopted that didn't slow down the game at all
 
2013-12-02 12:56:37 PM  
Let me see. Nope, can't find any farks to give about instant replay.
 
2013-12-02 01:05:33 PM  
Go all the way - take the home play umpire completely out of the mix.  Create an electronic strike zone, and fark the power-hungry drama queens behind the plate.  The statistics on what constitutes a strike zone on an 0-0 count vs. 0-2 count vs. 3-0 count has demonstrated that they have no integrity when it comes to calling pitches.  They should have come out years ago.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-compassionate-umpire/

....and a dozen other studies just like it have show how home plate umpires are in it for the show and the drama, not fairness.
 
2013-12-02 01:14:33 PM  

Khellendros: Go all the way - take the home play umpire completely out of the mix.  Create an electronic strike zone, and fark the power-hungry drama queens behind the plate.  The statistics on what constitutes a strike zone on an 0-0 count vs. 0-2 count vs. 3-0 count has demonstrated that they have no integrity when it comes to calling pitches.  They should have come out years ago.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-compassionate-umpire/

....and a dozen other studies just like it have show how home plate umpires are in it for the show and the drama, not fairness.


Better idea: they have Pitchfx to grade the umpires' strike calls already, hook that up to something that can buzz the home plate ump when a strike is thrown and all he has to watch for is whether the batter swung at the pitch or if it was foul tipped. Either way, you'll still need a home plate ump for plays at the plate. You can't dump him completely.
 
2013-12-02 03:05:53 PM  
Bud Selig make a decision? Yeah, right. It's been five years that Bud's blue-ribbon committee has been "deciding" the fate of the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to San Jose.

/fark you, Bud Selig
 
2013-12-02 07:09:28 PM  
MLB should just issue a statement scrapping the whole thing with a "let's be serious, it ain't gonna make a difference", over a supercut of Sunday's NFL reviews and other officiating errors.
 
2013-12-02 10:16:07 PM  

steveGswine: MLB should just issue a statement scrapping the whole thing with a "let's be serious, it ain't gonna make a difference", over a supercut of Sunday's NFL reviews and other officiating errors.


That, or ban HD cameras so we can't see how many plays they mess up.
 
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