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.
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.
Former Yankees manager Joe Torre doesn’t see himself becoming the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. But he’d think about it.
“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.”
Welcome to the NFL, MLB! In case the tone here is confusing, let us clarify. This is not a good thing. Not at all.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Major League Baseball intends to expand the use of instant replay for the 2014 season and will be studying over the course of this year which calls to review and how to do it.
Joe Girardi may just get his wish. Baseball is considering a wider expansion of video review for umpires than first discussed.
Major League Baseball found itself embroiled in another postseason maelstrom over umpires — and renewed calls for increased use of instant replay.
Curtis Granderson charges hard from center field, chasing a sinking line drive. His glove, the ball and the grass all smack together at the same time. What’s the call? Next year, it well could be: Let’s look at the replay!
The NFL will be more aggressive in suspending players next season for illegal hits, and also could make changes to instant replay and kickoffs.
Ray Anderson, the NFL’s chief disciplinarian, said Wednesday that repeat offenders or players committing flagrant illegal hits will have a much greater chance of being suspended during the 2011 season.