Owners approved funding the replay expansion when they met Thursday and plan to approve the exact rules in January following the completion of negotiations with the unions for umpires and players.
Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls.
With several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?
Major League Baseball says it is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay for umpires’ calls next year.
If the systems prove valuable and accurate, an “overhaul” of the replay system prior to next season is possible.
With attendance down 4.5 percent since 2005, the NFL has made enhancing in-stadium experience a top priority. One change will put referee replays on the big screen.
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.