MLB umpires rarely sit down with the media, however umpire Hunter Wendelstedt gave Todd Kalas a peek into this year's biggest game changer – the instant replay. Instead of being salty that technology was taking part of his job, Wendelstedt praised the positive impacts that instant replay has made on the game.
Given there are tweaks that still need to be addressed, Kalas questioned sentiment amongst umpires using the technology. Wendelstedt was quick to defend any flaws in instant replay by noting the increase in players' safety. "They were having those dangerous collisions at the plate. What have you not seen this year? One of those collisions."