Don’t you hate it when a umpire makes a bad call- that frustrated feeling? But, doesn’t it feel great when a bad call goes in your favor? It’s that uncertainty that makes the game exciting. This past weekend my club team lost a tournament due to some very bad calls. For example, I hit a shot to the second baseman and he trapped the ball in the dirt and I was called out by the ump, who was standing behind the fielder. Would I have liked instant replay then? Probably. However, during my last home game I missed third base while running home, but I scored a run. Bad calls are just part of the game. The MLB is considering to expand it’s replay system. They want to include if a player caught or trapped the ball, if a runner is safe or out at bases, and whether or not balls are fair or foul down the line. I have never been a fan of instant replay in baseball. I was disappointed when the whole home run replay started a few years ago. It’s the imperfection of the umps and the arguing of calls that helps keeps the game interesting. I think that baseball should not ever have replay and keep it old fashion. If we begin to micromanage every play, baseball will lose some of its charm.
2 thoughts on “Nay to Replay”
True, baseball will lose some of it’s charm, but all we have to do is look back at the NBA a few years ago, when the ref was involved in a multimillion dollar point shaving scheme. Unfortunately greed is a part of our society