Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports 51 years ago, has died. He was 81.
In the first season of expanded instant replay, when infielders have possession while trying to turn double plays has become controversial.
For now, the rules are clear about what referees can look at. But Commissioner Adam Silver says the league will ‘inevitably’ reach a point where they can do more.
The head of baseball’s Internet company defended the sport’s new replay system on Tuesday, sying it has largely worked.
League owners passed a rule Tuesday in which referees can consult with director of officiating Dean Blandino and his staff to help determine whether a call should be upheld or overturned.
An NCAA panel has approved a change to the targeting foul that would wipe out the 15-yard penalty when video review overturns the ejection of a player.
An instant replay review in the exhibition game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels has confirmed the umpire’s call.
Major League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls.
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.