Found April 26, 2013 on Brewers Bar:
(Photo: Getty Images) I didn’t stay up for the whole Brewers/Padres game on Wednesday night, but reports indicate it had a blown-call finish.  With the tying run in scoring position, Martin Maldonado hit a fair ball that bounced back into him, and he was called out on batter’s interference to end the game.  Replays showed that Maldonado’s foot was still in the batter’s box, and he should not have been called out. It’s another disappointing reminder that Major League Baseball is woefully behind other sports in using instant replay.  Replay can only be used for home runs at present, and last we heard Bud Selig was saying it might be expanded to review fair/foul calls and trapped balls, perhaps even sometime this year.  Trapped balls almost never happen, and close fair/foul calls probably happen a lot less than we think, but it’s a good start.  It seems like it would make more sense for replay be expanded to situations that happen more frequently – the obvious case being ou...
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