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Of course, it has devolved into just an automatic 2 bases. I don't recall ever seeing a guy on first being given home on a ground rule double. Less controversy that way
(e) A fair ball, after touching the ground, bounds into the stands, or passes through, over or under a fence, or through or under a scoreboard, or through or under shrubbery, or vines on the fence, in which case the batter and the runners shall be entitled to advance two bases;
(f) Any fair ball which, either before or after touching the ground, passes through or under a fence, or through or under a scoreboard, or through any opening in the fence or scoreboard, or through or under shrubbery, or vines on the fence, or which sticks in a fence or scoreboard, in which case the batter and the runners shall be entitled to two bases;
Hire four new umpires and let the replay room be a regular assignment for a crew. I realize this would require training, but that would only be a week, if even tha
During the review he may consult with a member of the League’s Hockey Operations or Officiating department staff if latter is in attendance at the game (or via telephone).
Then the beanie comes out, and they spend 2+ minutes reviewing a play that the tv has already conclusively proven was a bad call.
I've heard that mentioned before, and I don't get it. Roughly speaking 3 nights a week (Tues/Wed/Fri) there are 15 games going on at the exact same time(yes there might be a few games later on the west coast, but for the most part there will be 15 games going on at the same time.) I just don't see how you can reasonably expect 4 guys to handle that and make it efficient. Again baseball has money, it will cost them peanuts to hire another ump to each crew, and of course it prevents the umpires from objecting to replay.
If it reduces the idiocy of on-field manager arguing, that's good, but a challenge system remains the stupidest way to implement replay.
Umpires have no discretion on that particular play.
Ah, I appear to have been mis-informed about the rule.
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