Found April 07, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
Instant replay is taking a hold of MLB this season, and there is some controversy on both sides about the new regulations. Some feel that baseball is losing its purity with the institution of replay reviews, while others feel that the changes came nowhere near soon enough. Here at TOC, we fall into the latter camp, and each week this season, we’re going to bring you some of the most discussed replays of the week that was. March 31st, Pirates vs Cubs: the first replay. It’s appropriate that the first replay review of the season featured the Chicago Cubs, and it’s even more appropriate that the Cubs lost this challenge. Chicago manager Rick Renteria challenged the out call on Jeff Samardzija at first base on this double play. The replay confirmed the call on the field that Samardzija was out, and the Cubs had a potential scoring threat snuffed out. March 31st, Braves vs Brewers: the first overturned call. It’s also appropriate that the first overturned call featured Ryan Braun, whic...
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