Replay Review Doesn't Prevent Umpires From Completely Blowing Call

In the seventh inning of last night's game between the Rockies and Cardinals, Matt Carpenter went to first after seemingly being hit by a Franklin Morales pitch. The Rockies challenged the play, and after a lengthy replay review, the original call was upheld despite it being pretty damn clear to everyone at home that… » 6/24/14 5:14pm 6/24/14 5:14pm

MLB's New Home-Plate Rule Had Its Lowest Moment [Update]

This run, the Reds' sixth of 11, didn't have much of an impact on the result of a game, which saw Pirates outfielder Travis Snider take the mound in the ninth (and strike out Joey Votto). But the controversial play at the plate may have been the best example yet that no one, not managers, coaches, or umpires, quite… » 6/19/14 9:48am 6/19/14 9:48am

The Pirates Win MLB's First Walk-Off Video Review

With two outs in the ninth in a tie ball game, Starling Marte tripled off the right field wall, and came home on a throwing error on the relay. He was called out at the plate. A year ago, this game would have gone to extra innings. But thanks to replay review, the Pirates got to enjoy some delayed gratification. » 5/07/14 8:49am 5/07/14 8:49am

Umpires Used Instant Replay To Check The Count And I Wanted To Die

It took exactly four days for me to do a complete 180° on MLB's new replay review system. It happened when umpires lost track of the count in the ninth inning of last night's Yankees-Astros game, and spent more than three minutes using replay to count balls and strikes. I went from let's use technology to make sure we… » 4/04/14 1:47pm 4/04/14 1:47pm

MLB Replay Reviews Took An Average Of 1:39

In the 13 games played on opening day, managers took advantage of MLB's new replay review system to challenge four calls, with a fifth coming from the umpires themselves. Two of them were overturned, but just as importantly, the reviews were conducted quickly—the shortest in 0:58, the longest in 2:30, and an average… » 4/01/14 6:05pm 4/01/14 6:05pm