In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
In response to ThefourBs's comment:
That IS unfortunate. LOL
I disagree about the replay though.
I don't have a problem with the way MLB uses it now.
If the umps are in a bad spot or simply too far away to make an accurate call, replay can help.
Calls around the bases and ball and strikes should be off limits.
If anything, the umps need more training and or practice getting those calls right.
LOL I'm sure we could come up with another conspiracy theory against the Yankees, if we really try. Personally, I think they encode subliminal messages in their pinstripes. ;-)
One of the main reasons that I am against replay is that I don't see how an incorrect HR call is any more important than an incorrect ball/strike call. An incorrect ball/strike call can impact a game as much as any other incorrect call. Therefore, I don't see how it's fair to use replay for one type of play and not for every other type of disputed call, and I certainly don't want to see the game get to the point where replay is used for balls and strikes.
IMO, the umpires need to be held to a higher standard. Sure, there are always going to be mistakes - that's part of the game. But if an ump is constantly making bad calls, he needs to be replaced with someone who will do a better job.
I agree that mistakes are part of the game.
Which is why I don't advocate replays for baserunning calls, or ball and strikes.
Part of the fun of the game is cursing the ump for blowing a call. lol
But, in cases of a HR or foul call, the umps can't always be in a position get the call right.
It's tought to tell if a line drive hit above or below the HR line, particularly if it's 30 ft up a wall.
Heck, even the cameras have trouble with some of those.
I have no problem with helping the umps with that.