Instant Replay

NBA instant replay has been under the microscope during the 2014 playoffs. (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: A Solution To The Huge Flaw In The NBA Replay System

On Tuesday night we saw why replay in the NBA doesn’t always work the way it is designed.

05/14/2014

Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe tags the Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki, bottom, during an attempted steal in the 11th inning on April 20, 2014, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Suzuki was initially called safe, but the called was overturned on replay review. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Teixeira Voices Displeasure With MLB’s Replay Rules

The idea of replay is to get the calls on the field right, and so far Major League Baseball has done a pretty good job of doing just that. However, there have been certain “gray areas” that have forced umpires into tough spots.

04/21/2014

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Radio Free Montone: Play Ball!

In North America opening day was a night game. On the morning of the Mets opener at CitiField it was snowing. It was also still March.

04/04/2014

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Watching Baseball Gets Harder Every Year

Now that we know who will head to NY/NJ for a well-organized, productive Super Bowl week that could lead one, last, entertaining Sunday, we can explore another sport that has followed a different path.

01/20/2014

Umpires discuss a close play at first base as San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy looks on. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

MLB’s Expanded Replay Gets High Marks From Bochy, Scherzer

Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

01/17/2014

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MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.

01/16/2014

David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Pete Rose Slams MLB’s Decision To Eliminate Home Plate Collisions

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, made the announcement Wednesday at the winter meetings. Player safety and concern over concussions were major factors in the decision.

12/11/2013

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MLB Owners Vote To Move Ahead With Expanded Replay

Rob Manfred, MLB’s chief operating officer, said present and former umpires likely would make the decisions on contested calls after reviewing video in New York.

11/14/2013

Joe Torre (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Joe Torre Has ‘No Aspiration’ To Be Next MLB Commissioner

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre doesn’t see himself becoming the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. But he’d think about it.

10/07/2013

Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets is ejected after arguing with first-base umpire Jerry Layne #24 in the tenth inning against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets Looking Forward To Expanded Replay Following Controversial Loss

“It’s tough,” Niese said. “Obviously (if) we were playing next year we wouldn’t be in that situation. That’s the beauty of replay and how necessary it is. It is what it is. (Layne) made the call, and we just got to get over it and come back after the off-day.”

08/22/2013

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Palladino: Expanded Replay Threatens MLB’s Human Arbiters

Welcome to the NFL, MLB! In case the tone here is confusing, let us clarify. This is not a good thing. Not at all.

08/16/2013

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB Managers Expected To Be Allowed To Challenge Calls Beginning In 2014

Commissioner Bud Selig called it a historic moment for the game in a press conference in Cooperstown after two days of meetings with representatives of the 30 teams. The proposal is to be voted on by the owners in November.

08/15/2013

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Sports Verdict: How Would You Change Baseball? Instant Replay Vs. Designated Hitter

With several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?

07/18/2013

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon argues a call with the umpires. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Silverman: Baseball Must Fix Itself With Increased Instant Replay

Major League Baseball is considering a move that would lead to more correct calls and, in turn, make the game better. Yes, it would impact tradition — the tradition of incorrect calls that has dogged baseball for decades.

05/21/2013

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MLB Appears Set For Vast Expansion Of Video Review By Umpires

Major League Baseball appears set for a vast expansion of video review by umpires in 2014 and is examining whether all calls other than balls or strikes should be subject to instant replay.

05/16/2013

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