Originally posted by SoCold:
Address every questionable call lol the game would take 5 hours
No way they are adding 20 some umps when they can use five guys in NY to do the same thing
By using challenges you still keep strategy in the game.
I think the using the retired umps in NY is a good idea.
What's dumb is the nfl asking that dude on the phone if the umps at the game are making the right call. Just call that guy and get rid of the stupid booth lol
How many questionable calls are there per game that dont have to do with balls and strikes? By questionable I mean calls that cause the manager to come out and argue. That happens 1 or 2 times a game. It wouldnt take 5 hours to correct a couple close plays on the bases.
They already use the reviews for HR's, so it would essentially just be adding very close plays on the bases, fair or foul down the lines, and trapped balls. Even if they had to review a dozen calls a game it would still be under the amount of time that a normal Yankees/Red Sox game is.
The point is whether they add a booth ump, or doing it long distance to NY, they could just make sure ALL the major mistakes are corrected. The entire point is to get the calls right, not to turn it into a game of challenges, limiting managers to certain amounts per game.
The NFL limits challenges because there so much going on at once, that coaches could throw a challenge flag for every call they didnt like. NFL coaches are screaming at the refs after every play about something they screwed up or didnt see. In baseball things are very uniform, and outside a couple close plays a game, the umps dont get much argument from managers that doesnt have to do with the strike zone.
Just use common sense. Was the ball fair or foul? HR or double? safe or out? trapped or caught? We have the technology now to get it right quickly, and I dont think we should be limiting how much we can get right. Every play that needs review ends up taking a bunch of time anyways with the arguing. Might as well use that time on figuring out the correct call instead of umpire/manager bravado.