I’m not sure how I feel about this.
Major League Baseball will begin installing two new, experimental replay systems this month at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York to test their viability for reviewing fair/foul calls.
“Hawkeye,” the camera-based technology used in tennis, will be tested at Citi Field, both during Mets games in September and on off-days. A radar-based system, similar to the technology used to track shots in golf telecasts, will be tested at Yankee Stadium. That technology, officials said, has not been used previously to review calls in any sport.
Neither of these will be used “officially” to reverse calls this season, but they are testing to see if they are viable options for the future. My main question is, what are they going to do when an umpire calls a ball incorrectly “foul” and the fielder stops and doesn’t make the play and the batter quits running? I understand overturning an incorrect “fair” call, but how will they work out bad “foul” calls?
I do like the idea of them doing something about this. This play in the 2009 ALDS between the yankees and the Twins still makes me angry.
And how come these plays always seem to benefit the yankees? Remember this one?
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