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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Calling it a historic moment, commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.
Selig made the announcement after two days of meetings with representatives of the 30 teams. The proposal is to be voted on by the owners in November.
“I’m proud of them,” Selig said of the replay committee. “It’s worked out remarkably well. It’s historic. There’s no question about it.”
A 75 percent vote by the owners is needed for approval and the players’ association and umpires would have to agree to any changes to the current system.
MLB vice president Joe Torre gave the replay presentation to representatives from all 30 teams on Wednesday and it was discussed Thursday morning.
Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz, a member of the replay committee along with Torre and former manager Tony La...
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Selig is standing firm in his decision.
At the owner’s meeting in Cooperstown, commissioner Bud Selig defended his decision to hand A-rod the longest suspension in the history of the game (excluding bans).
When asked about the suspension Selig called the ruling ‘eminently fair’, then adding ‘trying to be fair, trying to be logical and rational.’
A-rod is ready to fight...
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he did the right thing in suspending Alex Rodriguez for more than one season.
Selig says he ''can't control what people are saying.'' He adds that he has ''a job to do, and that's protecting the integrity of the game and enforcing it.''
The commissioner says he's very comfortable with what his staff...
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they've never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.
Selig made the announcement after two days of meetings with representatives of the 30...
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig stood by his decision to issue a 211-game suspension to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez calling it "eminently fair."
"I spent many many hours thinking about it" Selig told reporters Thursday at the owners' meetings in Cooperstown N.Y. "Trying to be fair trying to be logical and rational. And the one thing...
I cant believe Im about to turn into an apologist for Commissioner Bud Selig, but only in an age of instant analysis could fans and media clamor for expanded replay, then tear apart a plan for expanded replay virtually seconds after it is announced.
Anyone care to see the forest for the trees?
Baseball finally is entering the 21th century, finally embracing technology, finally...
Commissioner Bud Selig who was presented a comprehensive study of expanded instant replay could announce as early as Thursday whether Major League Baseball is prepared to implement all-encompassing replay for the 2014 season.
Selig along with baseball's executive council was formally briefed on replay Wednesday by MLB vice president Joe Torre Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz...
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced today that baseball is stepping into the 21st century and will greatly expand its use of instant replay.
Beginning next season, almost all calls except balls and strikes will be subject to review.
Here's how it will work: Managers will be allowed one challenge over the first six innings...
Tired of MLB umps getting crucial calls wrong that cost your favorite team?
So is Bud Selig.
Like how the NFL allows coaches to challenge three calls a game?
So does Bud Selig.
And now the commissioner is ready to do something about it, as owners are voting on a new rule that would allow managers to challenge one call in the first six innings and two more calls in the final three...
OK, t'is blaspheme to question the MLB leadership about the long-overdue embrace of instant replay. Truth is, they should have done it five years ago. If the Yanks lose tonight because some fat slob, who should be taking Thruway tolls, misses a call at home plate, we'll be screaming for Bud Selig's hair gerbil - just letting this ridiculousness continue for so long.Selig...
The Associated Press reports that baseball as we know it could be changing forever beginning next season.
Major League Baseball is expanding its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had.
Commissioner Bud Selig calls it a historic moment for the game in a press conference in Cooperstown after two days of meetings with representatives of the 30 teams...
According to Bob Nightengale of USAToday, Major League Baseball has "evidence" that New York Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez used PEDs throughout the 2010-2012 seasons. It's pretty clear that Bud Selig is not going to take any crap from The Fraudulent One and his pack of lackeys. This should be a sweet battle right to the bitter end.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that Major League Baseball will expand replay beginning in 2014.
The system includes three “challenges” (much like the NFL) where coaches can challenge any play that does not include balls and strikes. One challenge is available in the first six innings, while the other two are available beginning in the 7th inning.
The new replay...
Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Joe Torre has given his instant replay proposal to the executive committee to consider as baseball's brass huddled for two days of meetings.
Commissioner Bud Selig was to address the media on Thursday morning to discuss what's on the table.
Selig says he thinks ''it was very thoughtful and well-done.'' The commissioner...
Friends of the disgraced former MVP have come forth to USA Today to say that Ryan Braun is now ready to come clean about his use of performance enhancement drugs in the 2o11 season.
They spoke on the condition of anonymity and revealed that Braun is ready to not only come clean about his transgressions, but apologize to all he’s hurt in the process.