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This past weekend, the Detroit Tigers won a game when umpires reviewed a play on the base paths. The original ruling of “out” was upheld, and Detroit had something to celebrate in what’s been a forgettable year so far.
It’s also a sign the replay system is working. Three calls were reviewed in that game. A situation like this would’ve been celebrated just a few years ago, but “purists” insist instant replay is destroying the game.
It’s an umpires’ job to get the call right. Managers can’t waste their time screaming over a bad call when they have a team to run. It’s clear baseball fans are a fickle bunch.
If you’re not going to get the call right, why bother having umpires at all?

About Lillian Cauldwell

Own and operate an Internet Talk Radio Network for 10 years, 2005 to Present Published Author of Non-Fiction Book, 1996, "Teenagers! A Bewildered Parent's Guide. Published Author of several fiction books, 2006 "Sacred Honor" and 20010 "The Anna Mae Mysteries: The Golden Treasure." Playwright of Theater of the Absurd and Black Comedies. Screenwriter, Black Comedies

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