MLB and Postseason Video Review: Don’t Do It!

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by J. Conrad Guest in MLB
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Game five of last nightÆs ALCS game between the Yankees and Angels was fascinating not just because Los Angeles staved off elimination, doing it in comeback fashion late. á During the middle innings, when it looked as if the Yanks were in control of the game, Fox Sports announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver talked about use of video review in major league baseball. Each stated, and I agree, that the umpires in this series have had, for whatever reason, a difficult time getting calls right. á Buck and McCarverÆs discussion got started when Johnny Damon was called out on a close play at first base. Instant replay showed that Damon was clearly safe. á McCarver admitted that, had he been asked a week ago whether he was in favor of video review, heÆd have said no. Last night he reneged, th ...

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