MINNEAPOLIS -- Ron Gardenhire has had his share of run-ins with umpires about calls the Twins skipper felt were made incorrectly. While he admitted Thursday he hadn't heard much about the rule changes to instant replay, Gardenhire will likely enjoy the new system.
Major League Baseball announced a proposal Thursday that would allow managers the ability to challenge calls they feel were made incorrectly -- although that does not include arguments about the strike zone. Team owners will vote on the issue at meetings in Orlando in November, and the MLB Players Association and World Umpires Association must also approve of the changes.
If the changes are approved, managers will be awarded one challenge for the first six innings and then two challenges from the seventh inning until the game is over. If a manager does opt to challenge a call, it will be looked at remotely by a crew from MLB.
"I've said all along they should have a guy in the booth with a replay set right ...