In the article “MLB Completely Misusing Instant Replay” by Phil Mushnick, Mushnick poses question “do you want to watch baseball like this for the rest of your lives” This way being with instant replay. The article mainly talks about how minimal use of instant replay is good like when the play is clearly blown. For instances like “neighborhood play” when the shortstop appears to touch the bag but misses slightly, it is unnecessary. http://nypost.com/2014/04/26/mlb-completely-misusing-instant-replay/. The article “Major League Baseball is Making an Error With Instant Replay” by Seth Swirsky, discusses reasons for why replay kills the sport such as:
- “Baseballs a game of inches”
- “Controversy makes the sport”
- “Technology shouldn’t be taking over the sport”
- “Part of the fun is seeing Arguments”
- “There is no need to make sure every call is 100% right”
The topic in which I chose to discuss is how Instant Replay in baseball. This is a huge problem in my opinion is the sport of baseball. If you look at statistics baseball has lost a substantial amount of viewers. If Major League Baseball takes the opinions of these writers into consideration then the proper changes could be made to fix the problem. If they minimize the the use of instant replay and bring back the option to argue the call and not necessarily overturn it then baseball might be able to gain its viewers back.