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Saturday, October 09, 2010
There goes the "Instant Replay Slows Down The Game" argument
Another day... and once again any argument against instant replay becomes more and more moot.
After Chase Utley was put on base as the tying run in the 7th inning after he WASN'T hit by a pitch, there was a bang bang play at second base.
The runner was called safe, prompting Dusty Baker to come out and argue... and slow down the game. An argument that would never have happened if a replay official would be able to look at the tape and say conclusively "Safe" or "Out."
Yeah, the game was broken open with the sloppy play. But Utley should never have been on base and there should have never been need for an argument at second.
Instead the game is delayed because of no replay.
And of course this is the focus over the solid pitching we've seen so far.
Let's keep sending in those "logical reasons to NOT have instant replay." Haven't read one yet.