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Patrick L asked in SportsBaseball · 1 month ago

Are you in favor of eliminating all video tech during games?

There is talk of this and why not?  Why do managers need what is now 20 seconds to look at a replay to decide whether or not to challenge?  Look at the 1984 Ron Cey Home Run Contraversy on Youtube.  Cey hit a homer that was clearly a foul ball the reds charged out of the dougout immediately to argue.  Then a brawl ensued but the point was if a manager believes a umpire blew a call he should know imediatley to challenge.  They did in the day of no replay in the form of arguments.  Also if you are going to eliminate video tech during games, have an umpire in the booth at the game not in New York that can communicate with the crew chief that the play needs to be challenged.  They do this in football why not in baseball. 

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  • 1 month ago

    It's funny. Owners justify using technology during games today because baseball is big business and a mistake that goes undetected could cost them big money.

    Yet they give crap players like Jason Heyward, Carl Crawford, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, and many others tens of millions of dollars a year in guaranteed contacts even though they're at a stage in their careers where they're not worth it.

    MLB may be big business but it's a business that is being managed poorly.

    Still, I give owners credit for recognizing that 90% of the umpires in the game today are inept, corrupt, and/or biased. They simply cannot be trusted so video reviews are needed.

    Do I like technology permeating sports today? No, but I hate incompetent game officials even more

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