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Bug Selig has done a tremendous job of dragging his heels when it comes to introducing new technology like expanded instant replay to Major League Baseball. Part of that is a generational issue. Selig is 78 years old and cut from the old school, which is why he has stressed the importance of keeping the “human element” of the game intact even if it means less accurate outcomes.

Selig has said he is going to retire in 2014, and that may end up being best for the game. Especially if the guy is telling the truth about sending an email.

Is that even possible? I guess when you’re in a position of power for such a long time, you have people who send emails for you. But my grandmother is 87 and even she loves texting and emailing so she can stay in touch. Has Selig never had to do that?

If the instant replay thing didn’t make sense to you before, perhaps it will now.

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