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.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Monday ruled out increased use of instant replay by umpires to review close calls during the postseason this season.