The first 20 instances of umpires invoking baseball's new expanded review resulted in the call being upheld. But yesterday in Tempe, the replay system finally earned its keep.
The truth is, no one knows how MLB's new replay review process will shake out until every last exigency is put into play. Joe Maddon isn't going to wait. He's already planning how to take advantage of the system.
Expanded replay, approved during the offseason, had its debut today in the Blue Jays-Twins game in Fort Myers. Twice, actually! This is going to be a familiar sight in baseball's future, so we might as well get used to it.
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