Thursday, June 03, 2010


"Upon Further Review"

In the category of "phrases we'd better get used to in  major league baseball,"  this is the top one. After a blown call for the ages, there's now a -- dare I say it? -- "perfect storm" for instant replay to become a regular part of MLB games. Right now, we're in the second year of instant-replay being used for home-run calls.  By next year, it will be used for bang-bang plays at the plate, stolen bases -- and, yeah, tight last-second, end-of-game plays like the one that cost a young pitcher a perfect game.  

Purists can whine all they want, but get over it.  It's a done deal. No further review necessary.  

UPDATE:  Great video-in-video comparing Joyce's blown call with umpire Don Denkinger's blown call in the 1985 World Series: 

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