Bad calls used to be bad because we all knew they were wrong and the umpire who made them was an idiot. We could boo and yell and gesture safe in the knowledge that we were better than the boys in blue. We didn’t know what the hell was wrong with them, but we knew…
The staff recounts some poor umpire calls that could have been corrected with the benefit of instant replay.
Why the expansion of replay review makes it more vital that MLB give umpires a voice.
Even a less-than-perfect replay plan is a big success for baseball.
Ben and Sam (mostly) celebrate the impending arrival of a new replay review system.
We all want to see more plays called correctly, but altering the existing umpiring system could have unintended consequences.