Jun 3, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT
I still sort of like the idea of replay officials on-site at every game, but I’d be totally cool with a centralized system, the likes of which baseball is reportedly considering implementing next year.
Today Wendy Thurm of Baseball Nation looks at the closest analog — the NHL’s system — and talks about how it could easily serve as a model for baseball. And not just to overturn bad calls, but to serve as an eye in the sky to monitor player, coach and umpire conduct and performance.
Is it a perfect example? I don’t know, but I do know this: talking about what might work and trying to get the best system possible beats the heck out of dismissing replay as something no one is all that interested in.
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- Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for pine tar on neck, facing a 10-game suspension 82
- Mark Trumbo diagnosed with stress fracture in foot 7
- Josh Johnson needs a second Tommy John surgery 21
- Sammy Sosa wasn’t invited to Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday 45
- Josh Lueke is a rapist. How often does that bear repeating? (200)
- Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple (183)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (169)
- Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for pine tar on neck, facing a 10-game suspension (116)
- Chipper Jones chimed in on the Carlos Gomez incident (111)