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Another, perhaps compelling, reason why a non-challenge system cannot work in baseball is to imagine how it would play out in real time. Imagine that there is a fairly close play at home plate but the umpire gets it wrong and calls runner out. After a short time, the home plate umpire calls time, gives some special review signal, and declares the runner safe. It does not make any sense on many levels.
Couldn't the Red Sox have switched their first baseman and right fielder and improved the defense of both positions?
EDIT: Five in his last nine games, and has hit in 14 of the 16 games he's played in this year. He may not be the Old Albert, but he's clearly a far, far better Albert than the last two seasons have indicated.
Beware of small sample sizes...
Albert from July 4th to his end of the season, July 26th.... .328/.384/.522/.906 17 games, 73 pa, 4 hr, 15 rbi,
Not that I'm rooting against him, just not sure that any stretch of competence or incompetence should be taken too heavily, unless there is an injury indication.
This is basically the tennis system. Not sure why it wouldn't work in baseball.
So, Huggy Bear just hit a two run jack to put the Braves up 3-0. At 120+ pitches, 6 walks and 0 hits, do you send Harang back out there in the 8th?
cfb, I asked you how many times a review would be undertaken in your ideal system, or how many calls would be overturned. You have not answered. Don't you think the system that major league baseball would introduce would depend upon those answers?
In decision theory we call this a multi-attribute decision. Getting all calls correct is not the only goal of a replay system. Maintaining integrity of the umpires is a goal too. Not slowing up the game too much is a goal too. Transparency too is a goal. I am sure there are several other goals. Any system has to balance how well it performs on the competing objectives.
Don Sutton on Braves radio was ridiculing the use of pitch counts in today's game....talking about how there's 'three times' as many pitching injuries nowadays.
Okay, thanks for answering. Now I see the disconnect. If you think that only one call every other week would be overturned by a god-like review system, there is no use extending the conversation. One of us is seriously delusional.
If you think that only one call every other week would be overturned by a god-like review system, there is no use extending the conversation. One of us is seriously delusional.
cfb, last post on this. you do realize that teams have only one challenge, right? don't you think that there just might be a few more overturns if "challenges" were unlimited?? jeez
. Why even have umpires then?
So again, CFB says they only review 1 or 2. HOW DO YOU DECIDE THAT? Just pick any two? Just pick the first two plays? Just pick plays with men on base?
That Stanton slam came after the bases were loaded on yet another of those newfangled non-catches. Seager had the ball firmly in his glove for a force at third, but juggled it as he prepared for a throw to first.
I've officially moved from disliking this replay implementation to hating it.
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