Joe Torre has given an instant replay proposal to MLB commissioner Bud Selig today, just in time for discussion in upcoming meetings the next few days.
Selig, who’s been pretty slow at improving and expanding instant replay in the sport, was as thrilled as any human over the age of 25 waking up to Christmas morning.
“I thought it was very thoughtful and well done,” Selig said Wednesday evening. “We’ll discuss it in more detail tomorrow. We haven’t even discussed it.”
MLB is looking at a vast expansion of video review for the 2014 season and is examining whether all calls other than balls and strikes should be subject to instant replay.
Remember, baseball is still in the proposal stage of implementing a decent instant replay system, something that the Little League World Series did back in 2010.
Obviously, balls and strikes shouldn’t be reviewed, and probably should be relegated to a decision made by QuesTec these days. But plays such as being safe or out at a base, especially at home plate, should be pretty easy to do.