Commissioner Bud Selig was asked his opinion on video replay for the game of baseball and he says he doesn’t think more video review of umpires’ calls is needed. In a season that has already seen so many terrible calls such as the infamous Tim Welke, Worst Call Ever? A play that featured a giant space between the players foot and the bag and yet Tim Welke felt the player was out. Most Toronto Blue Jays fans recently will recall when Brett Lawrie Threw His Helmet at Umpire and Got Thrown Out of the Game that ended in a 4 game suspension. Clearly some sort of human error is bound to happen, but the reality is we need to take a look at some of the other sports that utilize video replay. I would think that most people would agree that video replay is important to keep the integrity of the game and more importantly MAKING THE RIGHT CALL. That’s all it comes down to.
Everyone’s human and being in the middle of a professional sports game it is common for humans to be just that, human. What are your thoughts on Bud Selig’s stance on video replay in baseball? With the amount of blow calls in the MLB lately it would be nice to see the umpires get the opportunity to review a call and see a replay.
Here are some highlights of some of the WORST calls in baseball. Hopefully we can change Bud Selig’s mind on video replay!
Tim Welke makes one of the worst calls you’ve ever seen in baseball
Armando Galarraga perfect game blown call by Jim Joyce