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  1. We all saw this coming with the replay challenge system

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:51 AM EDT


    Baseball sold the replay challenge system on its “uniqueness and charm.” What happened in last night’s Giants-Diamondbacks game was certainly unique, but not at all charming.

  2. The unintended consequences of the replay challenge system

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    Reader Chris Rochon tweeted a good question to me a little while ago: @craigcalcaterra Any idea what happens to the neighborhood play in the replay era? — Chris Rochon (@mrchrisrochon) August 20, 2013 The “neighborhood play” meaning those times, especially on double plays, where the runner is called out at second even if the shortstop…

  3. MLB is not entitled to instantaneous benefit of the doubt on the replay challenge system

    Aug 16, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    My ire at the challenge system announced yesterday is not based on the presumption that it will be an utter failure. I must, and hereby do, acknowledge that, yes, some calls that were bad will be fixed as a result of a challenge system. And I will grant that that’s better than nothing. Nor do…

  4. Most managers don’t want a challenge system. Baseball is doing it anyway.

    Aug 15, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    Tony La Russa

    The former head of the umpires is against a challenge system. So too are the men tasked with doing the challenges: Tony LaRussa told us that after polling MLB Managers most did NOT want MGR’s to have challenges. Did it anyway because they felt best way — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) August 15, 2013 If the…

  5. Baseball says the challenge system will foster baseball’s “uniqueness and charm.” Baloney.

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    NLDS Braves Giants Baseball

    Baseball officials announced their expanded replay plan a little while ago. There was no formal vote on it today. Owners will vote on that come November. It will have to be approved by the players and the umpires unions as well. The upshot: Managers will have one challenge each in the first six innings of each…

  6. MLB’s proposed expanded replay to include a challenge system. This is idiotic.

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Kansas City Royals

    We learned yesterday that Major League Baseball is considering adding expanded replay for the playoffs this year. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports a critical detail. A very, very stupid critical detail: Proposed expansion of MLB instant replay to include a manager’s challenge — Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBJ) August 15, 2013 Why must there be…

  7. Former chief of the umpires loves replay, hates challenge systems

    Jan 25, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Joyce blown call

    I now have a man-crush on Mike Port, who served as Major League Baseball’s vice president in charge of umpiring between 2005 and 2011.  He spoke with Jayson Stark of ESPN about replay. The two big takeaways: (a) he thinks replay has to happen now and really should have happened already; and (b) challenge systems…

  8. If replay is expanded, it can’t have a challenge system

    Nov 2, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano, Omar Infante

    Howard Bryant has an article in ESPN the Magazine about expanded replay and some of its potential worrisome unintended consequences.  It’s a good piece, noting the untenable nature of the league’s traditional insistence that it always has and always will survive blown calls.  It also has an interesting quote from Tony La Russa — Bud…

  9. Comment: why a challenge system for replay would be terrible

    Oct 1, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    My biggest objection to a challenge system has long been based on the fact that that’s what the NFL uses in its repay system, and the NFL is wrong about everything, so there.  But there are baseball arguments against it as well, as reader Shimoda pointed out this morning: The first time LaRussa or some…

  10. Replay system is going to keep managers’ challenges

    Nov 21, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT

    instant replay picture

    I’d say “back by popular demand,” but I can’t find anyone, anywhere who demanded it.

  11. The overturning of the Pete Kozma play last night was a preview of the upcoming challenge replay system

    Oct 24, 2013, 7:41 AM EDT

    World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

    Watching the umpires overturn Dana DeMuth’s awful call on the would-be double play ball dropped by Pete Kozma last night made me wonder about the upcoming expanded instant replay system. Hearing Joe Torre talk about it with Ken Rosenthal a couple of innings later made me wonder even more. My biggest takeaways from it are…

  12. Managers won’t run the challenge replay system. Players will.

    Aug 16, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

    Lawrie argument

    Categorize this under “Deep Thoughts,” but it occurred to me a bit ago that the managers won’t really be the ones “empowered” — to use John Schuerholz’s word — under the proposed manager challenge replay system. In fact, they’re bound to be more pressured by it than empowered. It will be the players running it, actually.…

  13. There was a bad call in the Cardinals-Cubs game last night and the current replay system made it possible.

    Jul 8, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 8.16.49 AM

    An inexcusable call that was the product of a system that prevents us from second-guessing field umps in far too many situations.

  14. Jose Bautista calls MLB’s replay system “a joke”

    Jul 6, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    The umpires appeared to miss a call on Saturday night when the Blue Jays took on the Athletics, and they appeared to compound the problem by upholding their incorrect call after replay review. Jose Bautista wasn’t happy about it.

  15. Replay system’s flaws rear head in Giants-Diamondbacks game

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Brandon Belt, A.J. Pollock

    MLB chose not to institute a replay system whose sole goal was getting calls right, instead opting for a system that involved managerial challenges and strategy, at least until the seventh inning of games.

  16. Replay approved by MLB owners: Managers to only get two challenges

    Nov 14, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    As expected, baseball owners approved expanded instant replay for the 2014 season at the owners meetings today. The vote was unanimous. It now goes to the players union and the umpires union in January. Each of them will have to ratify it then. In its current form it still employs a manager challenge system. Which,…

  17. What happens to “the neighborhood play” if managers are given replay challenges?

    Oct 17, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

    Drew Neighborhood play

    There was a classic neighborhood play in last night’s Sox-Tigers game. And it has me wondering about the future and instant replay. The scene: Austin Jackson on first base, Jose Iglesias at the plate. He grounds it to Pedroia who bobbles it, then flips it to Stephen Drew at short who tries to start a…

  18. Jack Clark challenges Albert Pujols to a lie detector test, doesn’t understand how the law works

    Oct 14, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    clark, pujols getty

    Albert Pujols sued former big leaguer Jack Clark a couple of weeks ago after the latter went on his radio show and accused the former of using PEDs. Jack Clark and his lawyers, rather than actually try to defend themselves via traditional means available to them in litigation, have decided to make a media circus…

  19. Buck Showalter is in favor of baseball’s new replay system

    Aug 18, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    showalter getty

    Commissioner Bud Selig recently announced the proposed additions to the sport’s use of instant replay, including the implementation of a challenge system. It was panned almost universally by pundits and fans, and even a majority of managers aren’t looking forward to it. Orioles manager Buck Showalter, however, is not among them. CSN Baltimore’s Rich Dubroff’s…

  20. Joe Maddon shows us why limited instant replay and manager challenges are bad ideas

    May 20, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    In yesterday’s Rays-Orioles game, Matt Joyce hit a ball that maybe was a homer or maybe a double or maybe a foul ball. Hard to say on live viewing! It was initially ruled in play and Joyce made it to second for a double. Buck Showalter came out of the dugout and argued that the…

  21. A strong showing in the Forecaster’s Challenge

    Nov 29, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT


    Tangotiger published the results of his annual Forecaster’s Challenge on Tuesday, and my Rotoworld projections put together a pretty nice showing versus several other experts and projections systems. There were 22 entries in the challenge, including the likes of Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA, Bloomberg Sports and the Fangraphs community projections. Also included was a consensus ranking…

  22. Buck Showalter is not going to be fazed* by the challenges of managing the Orioles

    Feb 15, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    For a guy who has been in and around the majors for 20 years, most of us know very little about Buck Showalter.  Britt Ghiroli of has a profile of the Orioles manager that focuses on his father. The father  who — in addition to storming the beaches of Normandy and desegregating a Florida…

  23. A look at the Forecasters Challenge

    Jun 23, 2009, 8:36 PM EDT

    This is as much for my benefit as anyone else’s, but I wanted to check in on how my players in the Forecasters Challenge are doing now that the season is almost half over. We’re not getting status updates, so it’s all guesswork at this point. For those not following along, Tom Tango’s Forecasters Challenge…

  24. Report: MLB to announce pace of play rule changes on Friday

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred vowed to make pace of play a major issue when taking over for Bud Selig and he’s already poised to deliver.

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