Results matching “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.
Aug 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
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…
Aug 16, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT
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…
Aug 15, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT
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…
Aug 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT
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…
Aug 15, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT
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…
Jan 25, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT
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…
Nov 2, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT
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…
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…
Nov 21, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT
I’d say “back by popular demand,” but I can’t find anyone, anywhere who demanded it.
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
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…
Aug 16, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT
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.…
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
An inexcusable call that was the product of a system that prevents us from second-guessing field umps in far too many situations.
Jul 6, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
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.
Jun 2, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
Feel the excitement.
Apr 2, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT
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.
Nov 14, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT
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,…
Oct 17, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT
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…
Oct 14, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT
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…
Aug 18, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT
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…
May 20, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT
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…
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…
Feb 15, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT
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 MLB.com 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…
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…
Feb 19, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT
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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