1 Updates
MLB's Bud Selig on 2014 Expanded Instant Replay: 'It's Historic'
Photo Credit: Getty Images

MLB's Bud Selig on 2014 Expanded Instant Replay: 'It's Historic'

Aug 16 2013, 12:51am CDT | by

Major League Baseball will expand instant replay in 2014 to reduce the incidences of incorrect calls. MLB commissioner Bud Selig labels it as a "historic" event.

Major League Baseball is planning to extend instant replay in the 2014 season.  This development took place on the last day of the quarterly Owners' Meetings, per MLB.com. A committee composed of...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

MLB's Bud Selig on 2014 Expanded Instant Replay: 'It's Historic'

Aug 16 2013, 12:51am CDT | by

Major League Baseball will expand instant replay in 2014 to reduce the incidences of incorrect calls. MLB commissioner Bud Selig labels it as a "historic" event.

Major League Baseball is planning to extend instant replay in the 2014 season. 

This development took place on the last day of the quarterly Owners' Meetings, per MLB.com. A committee composed of Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholtz and former MLB managers Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa suggested an increase in the number of plays that can be reviewed, which are currently limited to boundary home run calls.

Schuerholtz said this will eventually decrease the number of incorrect calls which have implications on MLB division races. 

"[This is a chance] for baseball to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls that are made in any game that impacts the outcome of thag game and hence the outcome of division races. We believe that not only is it historic, but it will be impactful and very meaningful and useful."

The Associated Press' John Kekis, who writes the proposal will be voted on by the league's 30 teams in November, quotes MLB commissioner Bud Selig, who couldn't be any prouder. 

"It's worked out remarkably well. It's historic. There's no question about it." 

If the expanded replay rule materializes, managers will be allowed one challenge over the first six innings and two from the seventh inning until the game comes to an end, per Kekis. Calls in question will be reviewed by a crew from the MLB headquarters in New York City, which will decide on how they will go. 

A manager will end up losing a challenge if it is unsuccessful. However, he gets to keep it if a call is overturned. Reviews of home runs can still be requested even if a manager runs out of challenges. 

With all of these, Tampa Bays manager Joe Maddon is all for expanded instant replay. 

"This is the time. It's time to make the right decision. It was not available several years ago. So, just live with it, understand it. It makes things better. It makes things more accurate, so what's wrong with that."


 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for girlfriend's death (Roundup)
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
 
 
Levante sack coach Mendilibar
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Jose Luis Mendilibar became the second coach of the season to be sacked in La Liga when he was shown the door by Levante.
 
 
Pistorius's 5-year jail satisfies slain girlfriend's kin
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail for the death of their daughter.
 
 
Kiplagat determined to win New York Marathon
Nairobi, Oct 21 (IANS) World Marathon Champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya is determined to win the New York City Marathon Nov 2, the final event of 2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM).
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Keira Knightley was 'a goody two-shoes'
Keira Knightley was ''a goody two-shoes'' when she was younger. The 29-year-old actress claims she was a ''boring'' well-behaved child and never skipped school because she didn't want to upset her parents or teachers....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kat Dennings is in love with Kim Kardashian
Kat Dennings thinks Kim Kardashian's butt is ''amazing.'' The '2 Broke Girls' actress was ''very nervous'' when the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star filmed a cameo for the show's 80th episode and was too shy to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Taylor Swift doesn't 'need some guy' for inspiration
Taylor Swift is ''figuring out how to cope'' with life on her own. The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker hopes her upcoming album, '1989,' will prove she doesn't ''need some guy'' to help her ''make a great record'' or to feel...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Sarah Hyland is 'great'
Sarah Hyland says she is ''great'' after obtaining a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. The 'Modern Family' star is happy to be focusing on her career again after a judge recently granted her a three-year...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
India re-elected to UNHRC for two years
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) India was Tuesday re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the term 2015-2017 in a keenly contested election in the UN General Assembly in New York. Other...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Spanish nurse cured of Ebola
Madrid, Oct 21 (Xinhua) Spanish nursing auxiliary Teresa Romero was pronounced cured of the Ebola virus disease according to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines after the results of a second test confirmed...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Gurdwara closed in Belgium
Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) The mayor of the town of Vilvoorde in Belgium, Hans Bonte, has ordered the closure of the local gurdwara, Guru Nanak Sahib, for one month. Belgian media Tuesday charged that the Sikh temple "...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Air strikes kill 28 militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 28 militants were killed when the Pakistani army launched an air strike in the country's northwest tribal town of Datta Khel Tuesday, military said. In a statement, Inter Services...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Report reveals large-scale torture in China's 'Black Jails'
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The use of hotels and factories as clandestine prisons where thousands of people -- mostly women -- are tortured to prevent their complaints against the government from coming to light has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Clinical trials of Ebola vaccine start Nov 1 in Switzerland
Geneva, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Tuesday that it will begin clinical trials Nov 1 in Switzerland of one of the two anti-Ebola vaccines currently under development. WHO Assistant...
Read more on Business Balla