I’ll admit up front, I’m not the biggest fan of instant replay in general. Blown calls have always been a part of sports and I’ve come to accept that. While we would all like to get all the calls right, the game can’t become unwatchable. Baseball is slow enough as it is, and throwing a wet blanket over the few moments of pure celebration that you have will cause the casual fan to be watching Seinfeld reruns instead. I just don’t like the way that instant replay makes your moments of celebration disjointed as a fan. I could compare this to certain women I’ve dated, but lets not go there.
But in any case, I’ve lost this argument. Instant replay is here to stay, now they have to come up with a system of executing it that’s more efficient. In yesterday’s game, the delay between the Posada HR and the final call was ridiculously long. First, Indians manager Eric Wedge came out to argue the Posada HR call, then the umpires had a conference, then Wedge argued some more, then the crew chief strolls over to the cameraman’s area by the visitors dugout, disappears for another two minutes, then has YET ANOTHER conference with his fellow umpires, this time including Girardi and Wedge in the conversation, and then finally makes the call.
I was at the game. Every fan in the ballpark saw the play on a loop for the entire 8.5 minutes. Estimating that in slow motion it was about a 5 second clip, that means the fans watched it roughly 100 times by the time the Crew Chief saw it once.
Bud, you have to be able to come up with a system that’s faster than 8.5 minutes. This isn’t rocket science. Tell the Crew Chief not to stand there arguing with the manager, just have him go straight to the TV booth. Please.
And to make matters worse, according to today’s Daily News they might have still blown the call:
Cleveland right fielder Trevor Crowe tracked Jorge Posada’s high drive to the wall in right field. As the ball came down, it hit Doyle before it got to Crowe’s outstretched glove. “I’ve still got the mark,” said the 33-year-old from Scotch Plains, N.J., pointing to a red mark on the inside of his left wrist.
Crowe said he could have made a play if not for Doyle’s outstretched hands.
“I would have caught it,” he said.
Doyle’s take? “I think he might have.”
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