Great news – Major League Baseball is actually thinking about expanding their instant replay! Instead of just questionable home-run calls being used by instant replay, MLB would expand it to include other types of calls as well. Bud Selig hopes to have instant replay expanded by the 2013 season.
However, Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations, said that Selig was talking about expanding replay to only “fair-foul, trap plays.” Hey, at least it’s some progress towards total instant replay!
MLB actually messed around with Hawk-Eye animation systems late this year at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. Hawk-Eye animation systems are used to judge really close line calls in tennis matches. I honestly don’t see baseball adopting this system, though. Tennis courts are much smaller and have totally different dimensions than a baseball field. I don’t see it working out, but anything’s possible.
Do you remember when Major League Baseball first introduced instant replay? They introduced it in 2008! Crazy to think how not long ago that was…