Found November 06, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
In the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday night, we got our first taste of expanded replay. According to an article from Tom Singer at, the managers for Salt River and Mesa were encouraged to be liberal with their challenges. In the top of the second inning, CJ Cron of the Mesa Solar Sox was thrown out at first base. Solar Sox manager Bill Richardson called for a replay. Home plate umpire Trip Gibson put on his headset to communicate with the replay official, and the call was correctly upheld. The total time from the beginning of the replay until the next pitch? Roughly a minute. If Richardson had gone out and gotten into a rousing argument with the umpiring crew, I guarantee you it would have lasted longer than a minute. That replay was one of four that took place over the course of the game. In the fourth, Tyler Collins grounded out to first, but it looked like the pitcher missed the bag. Replay was called for and the call was upheld in under a minute. In the fifth inn...
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