Instant Replay in the Mlb

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Instant Replay in the MLB.

There are two very distinct sides to the argument about instant replay being used in Major League Baseball. The younger technology driven generation makes a case for the use of instant replay standing on the platform that if we have the technology and ability to get a call correct why not use all the tools available to do so. The older more traditional generation of baseball fans argue that baseball has been played this way for years and that human error is part of the game. Currently boundary home runs are the only play that can be reviewed. I want to discuss whether or not the MLB should expand the use of instant replay. (Ken Rosenthal).

Many well known sports writers such as Mark Kiszla from the Denver Post, and Jim Caple from have made arguments to expand the use of instant replay in baseball and have gone so far as to point out every incorrect call in the 2009 post season they believe could have been corrected if the umpires were allowed to review a controversial play. Many base ball writers and fans that discuss this subject on the internet believe that there are more and more “bad calls” in the league now than there has ever been before. Baseball enthusiast and traditionalist Jeremy Foster whom I interviewed about this subject said sports writers and fans only dispute the calls of umpires and believe there are more “bad calls” now because we can watch the disputed played over and over again with technology like digital video recorders and slow motion replay by the broadcasting network. (Jeremy Foster) To reiterate that point an American League executive said “Umpires aren't missing more calls, but the widespread use of technology just makes each mistake more obvious to the world” when surveyed about expanded use of replay in the MLB. (Jerry Crasnick)

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was quoted by Ken Rosenthal, a senior baseball writer for saying “I'm quite satisfied with the way things...
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