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Selig: MLB Plans To Expand Replay

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ARLINGTON (AP)  Commissioner Bud Selig tells a Dallas radio station baseball plans to expand its use of replay, but he says reviewing every close call would hurt the game.

Umpire Ron Kulpa blew a call at first base during St. Louis’ 16-7 victory at Texas in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night, kickstarting the replay debate once again. Baseball currently limits replay use to disputed home runs.

Selig tells ESPN baseball will “enlarge replay a little bit.” He also says ”If you’re going to start replaying every controversial decision or every close call, I think that hurts the sport.”

The Associated Press reported in April baseball was leaning toward expanding replay for the 2012 season to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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