Thursday, June 19, 2014
Posted by el duque at 10:21 AM
But in MLB, the manager simply meanders out to the mound and chats about the weather, while the team video technician - and the entire home TV audience - discerns whether the call was proper.
At that point, everybody in the baseball world - except the umps - knows what will be the final decision. And if the call is to be overturned, we must then endure the two-to-five minute wait, while the lawyers at Bud Selig's Mission Command pound through the digital tape and issue their ruling.
Don't know how they fix this, but it sure is a dead point in a game. Maybe MLB needs a 24 second clock.
You've got 24 seconds, Joe, to throw down the gauntlet. Just how sure are you of the outcome?