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So, will MLB ever allow more use of technology?

So, will MLB ever allow more use of technology?

PostPost #1 by Matt P » June 27th, 2012, 8:37 pm

Last night Wise dropped a ball in the stands and the umpire called it a catch. He never even asked Wise to show him the ball he just ruled it a catch even though he clearly did not catch it.

Tonight Chris Davis struck out on a pitch that was literally in the opposite batters box and was nowhere near the plate. Jim Palmer made a great point during his little rant on the issue when he stated that an umpire setting up on the inside has no idea if a pitch outside is a ball or a strike.

These are just two recent examples that have happened in the last two nights. Time after time these umpires prove that they need some technological assistance yet they MLB refuses to allow it other than on HR calls.

It's absolutely ridiculous and it's taking away from the game. The NFL is much better for having instant replay and the NBA has at least allowed replay at the end of the 1st half and the end of games. Why is the MLB so against it when it would clearly improve the game?
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PostPost #2 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 10th, 2012, 12:03 pm

https://twitter.com/jonheymancbs/status ... 6314653697

Selig: "apetite for more instant replay is very low." working on down-the-line plays now.
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PostPost #3 by Tucker Blair » July 11th, 2012, 11:23 am

In my opinion the MLB and Selig just need to give more truthful answers. The beating around the bush stuff is what I find frustrating. I just want to know what the hell they are thinking about doing for the future, rather than a "we've discussed that"
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PostPost #4 by steve » November 3rd, 2012, 12:42 am

Instead of using signs to offensive guys. They should have a speaker inside the batting helmets managers use the walkie talkie to communicate. Just like in the NFL QBs hear what coaches tell em the play.
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