Baseball Is Changed Forever

baseballLast night in a game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays something happened to the game thats never happened before, Instant Replay.  Yes, major league baseball has caved in and is using instant replay on controversial calls.

As it turns out the instant replay supported the decision of the umpire on the field.

I can only hope that they use instant replay sparingly in the future.  Baseball games are already too long and my attention span is getting shorter as i get older.

Now if we only had an instant replay when we make a controversial real estate mistake :)

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRichard Iarossi • September 04 2008 11:51AM


Richard - Replay or no, the outcome would have been the same. . . with my Tampa Bay Rays on the losing end. Just hope they can avoid the sweep tonight and get back on track when they take on Boston there next week!

Go Rays!

Posted by Donald Apelian "Short Sale Specialist" (Meridian Financial / First American Financial) almost 11 years ago

I wish I would have watched the game to see how IR worked!  I was bemoaning the fact that my Brewers lost 3 straight to The Mets at Miller Park.

I feel they'll use it sparingly, I seriously do.

"Now if we only had an instant replay when we make a controversial real estate mistake :)"

I wish we had IR when someone cancels a Purchase Agreement!!

Posted by Angela O'Brien (Tim O'Brien Homes) almost 11 years ago

It's always been amazing to me how often the umpire's on the field get the calls right after reviewing the slow motion replays that the broadcasts provide. For the one or two they get wrong here and there, I agree with you. Instant replay has no place in baseball. The arguments, ejections and all our chicanery of managers tirades are a great part of the game. To lose that would be dull and boring!

Posted by Scott Geary, Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source (Infinity Home Mortgage Company Inc) almost 11 years ago

I tend to side with the purists who say that human error is a part of the game. The pitcher made an error in spotting the ball that the hitter knocked 325 feet into the foul pole. Or did it go foul? The umps can make mistakes too. But alas, the game always changes, and technology is here to stay.

Posted by John Morrison, Exclusive Buyernulls Agent, CBR - Boston Area Real Estate (Buyer's Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Seems to me the seventh inning stretch is going to be the seventh inning nap. Can you imagine instant replay in the world series.

Posted by Marie LaVoise, CENTURY 21 Platinum Properties (CENTURY 21 Platinum Properties) almost 11 years ago

Being a Yankee fan, I fear that TB is not going away and this is the year my team will not make the playoffs.

Posted by Stan McLaughlin (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago

Richard, With todays technology I like the idea of instant replay.  The whole point is to get it right.

Posted by Jimmy McCall, The Ex-Mortgage Consultant ( almost 11 years ago

Stan: I too am a diehard Yankee fan. We have to get past Minnesota and Boston to get a wildcard slot.  Made up three games in the last three days but they're going to have to have a hell of a September.

Scott:  I agree.  Lou Pinella won't be able to kick sand on the umpire's shoes any more.

Donald: We're putting up a guy with a 5 - 9 record and a 5.08 ERA. The Rays are quaking in their cleats.

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

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