Baseball’s replay system hit a snag in the Motor City.
After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.
The first review under Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system has taken place and after a further look that took 2½ minutes, the call stood.
Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field.
Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.
Take a look at this amazing video replay technology planned to be part of NFL football games starting this September.