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The wasted time is when Scioscia comes out and needs to say his piece after the call has been overturned.
After conferring, the umpires on the field sent it to [replay official Gerry] Davis in the truck to review the play. Davis was working with four different camera angles, -- all from static cameras and none with zooming capabilities -- and after a delay of two minutes and 15 seconds, ruled there wasn't conclusive evidence to overturn the call. Only after that was made official, did Davis get the fifth angle, the one that was shown on TV.
"It was an umpire's nightmare," said Randy Marsh, MLB's Director of Major League Umpires and a Northern Kentucky resident. "With that view, they would have flipped the call, but they didn't get it until it was over."
and it was very obvious from the replay they showed (2:08 specifically).
It's also not good to make judgments just based on the trial stages; I am sure it will be improved some as the season goes by. And if turns out to truly suck I guess they will ditch it. Why not try to improve things?
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