MLB Commissioner Bud Selig says that replay could be installed in baseball before the end of the season, but first wants to make sure all the kinks are ironed out.
“I’m hoping we can get the bugs out sometime before the postseason,” Selig said. “Whether we can make that timetable or not really hasn’t been determined.”
It was not voted on during his meeting with 30 MLB executives as it was not technically an action item on the agenda. But, it is being discussed and they are working towards it.
“Well, we’re working on the whole instant replay situation — it didn’t need a vote,” Selig said. “I’m quite satisfied that we’re trying to get all the bugs out of it. It’ll be very limited in its form, as you know. I’m a little reluctant to speak out about it until I know everything is working, but we are moving in the right direction.”
Under their current replay plan, balls and strikes would not be up for review. Baseball’s version of instant replay would only be for disputed home run calls.
My problem isn’t with the implementation of replay. My issue is with the fact that they would make a major adjustment to the rules during a season. That’s just stupid. Why can’t this wait for 2009?
If they pull this off in 2008, they should go back and look at video of every disputed HR call for the season and re-adjust the standings.