Ok, so, i went back a few months and didnt see any threat on Instant Replay so I thought I would post this. Forgive me if the thread is out there but I dont know how to search.
Anyway, about the possible Instant Replay. What would happen in a situation like Beltran had in New York the other night where the ump misses a call on a liner down the line? If it would be reviewed would Beltran be given a double? or a single? And what if there would have been a fast runner on first? Would that runner come home? Or stop at 3rd since it might be considered a ground rule double?
And what about a close play at home to end an inning? Runner on 1st with two outs and the batter doubles. If they call the runner out at the plate to end the inning and then Replay shows he is safe what happens to the batter? Does he automatically stay at 2nd or would the umps have the right to give him 3rd if they thought he would obviously make it?
And who originates the Replay? The crew chief? One of the managers? Can they get a replay all the time or would they be given limited opportunities like the NFL?
Seems like Instant Replay can cause alot of different scenarios if calls are changed. Has there been any scuttlebutt on how expanded Instant Replay might work?
Again, my apologies if all this has been discussed before.