Saturday, November 2, 2013

Instant Replay Being Tested In The Arizona Fall League

Last year we heard talks of Major League Baseball implementing more instant replay in baseball last year but it was ultimately pushed back with the hope and expectation of it being expanded in 2014. Today we learned that the MLB is using new instant replay methods in the Arizona Fall League this year which is encouraging for all those in favor of it. The games where the instant replay will be expanded will be played starting on Tuesday November, 5th and will continue through Saturday November, 9th for a total of five games.

AFL umpires will be in the games that will be televised and will be under the microscope of the MLB and their officials and umpires during the games where the new protocols will be tested. This whole instant replay thing is being pushed heavily by former Yankees manager and current MLB Executive Vice President Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa, and others including Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz.

This is just the first step as this will help the officials behind this draft a final plan that will then need to be approved by the Major League clubs, the Major League Baseball Player's Association, and the Worlds Umpire Association before being implemented for 2014.

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