It was unofficially announced last night that Major League Baseball will only be using umpires with previous World Series experience for the Fall Classic this season. The move comes as a result of numerous botched calls throughout the first two rounds of the postseason. With those errant calls has come an increased push for Major League Baseball to expand its use of instant replay. Currently MLB only uses instant replay to determine boundary calls in the case of home runs. Commissioner Bud Selig has been hesitant to expand the use of instant replay, so much so that heÆs gone on record stating that he believes the system is working well. "This goes on every time there's a controversial call," Selig said. "But frankly, I'm quite satisfied with the way things are." As it stands ôthe way thi ...
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