Baseball to adopt Instant Replay
So baseball has finally caught on to implement technology to their games. I am a bit indecisive whether I like this idea or not. It is definitely better to get the call right with the use of instant replay but I hope this won't open the flood gates to using this technology on every single play. Imagine if eventually the umpires are replaced by these cameras to call the balls, strikes, and outs. I enjoy the fact that sometimes there are errors involved with the game of baseball. What better than seeing the umpires make a bad call and the manager rushing out to argue. Those are the little things that make the games a little bit more interesting. Nonetheless, the instant replays will only be used to determine fair/foul and whether it is a homerun or not.
Baseball umpires and management signed an agreement Wednesday that will allow the sport to start using instant replay to help determine calls on the field.
Major League Baseball still hasn't determined when the use of replays will start. Installation of equipment has been going on at ballparks, and officials have said they hoped to start using replay in August.
Replays will be limited to boundary calls, such as determining whether fly balls were fair or foul, or whether they went over fences.