Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Like Video Replay in Baseball

So far the Mets are batting 1.000 when it comes to video replay. Who would have thought there would be so many reviewed home runs in the span of one week? What did we ever do before they instituted replay? How many games were lost because of it?

Ok, let's not get too excited. Every reviewed home run this season has helped the Mets in some way, but it's not a perfect system.

For starters it takes way too long to review. The NFL has it down to a science now and baseball will eventually get there. At some point I think we'll have an additional umpire/official scorer who will be watching the tapes and be able to call down to the field with the verdict if the umps on the field can't come to an agreement.

As more and more stadiums are built or renovated to have more quirky layouts or stupid mounds out in center field, video replay will become a more important aspect of baseball.

It probably shouldn't be that way, but them's are the times we live in.

Did I mention the Mets are in first place?

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