Originally Posted by buckfever
Thats a tough one.. I feel bad for both the ump and the pitcher..
It would not bother me if they overturned it but what would that create? They would have to start analyzing all different kinds of calls from then on. It would never stop until they implemented an instant replay system.
If they overturn it they will have to implement instant replay on the field. Kinda of like football I guess where each coach gets a set number of challenges.
Umps have always had to make judgement calls in baseball. They would have to have very strict rules from now on if they do a new system on what you can review in instant replay.
Could you review balls and strikes, etc, etc, etc???
Instant reply is going to come to baseball anyway, now whould be a good time for it as it preserves an important milestone in the sports history.
I dont watch hardly any baseball anymore(since all the strikes started) but I heard about this call and watched it several times and it torqued me that such an injustice could be allowed to prevail in the face of absolute support from all involved for the reversal of the call.