In recent years, the amount of missed and blown calls coming from umpires in Major League Baseball has increased. It has increased so much that the idea of incorporating instant replay has been brought up and put into discussion. In the past year the state of umpiring has never been worse (Weber). This is why MLB commissioner Bud Selig said he would examine umpiring and replay (Weber). This topic is an ongoing discussion that is talked about frequently because a few missed calls have lost games for teams. But umpires are a part of the game and have been around since baseball has started, the main job an umpire has is to control the game (Weber). Instant replay should not be incorporated because it will ruin the flow of the game as well as the tradition (Kuenster). Umpires have many responsibilities for the game and by adding instant replay will ultimately shave away their responsibilities (Weber). As you may know baseball games tend to be very long, the average time played for a 9 inning game is two hours and fifty-one minutes (Kuenster). So if you are not a big fan of baseball then you need to have a great deal of patience to sit through an entire game. Many games may also have little to no action in them. Baseball games are a nine inning sport if there is a winner at the end of those innings, if not then the game goes into extra innings until there is a winner. The most innings played in a single game was twenty six and the longest game recorded was eight hours and six minutes (Baseball Almanac). That maybe just a freak occurrence but there are plenty of long games that are played. This issue is a big deal in Major League Baseball and they are trying to do everything they can to speed up the game as much as possible (Kuenster). By incorporating instant replay completely defeats the purpose of trying to make the flow of the game go quicker. Within a long game you would assume that there are a decent amount of close calls made, so if these calls are reviewed then the length of the games would be tremendously longer (Kuenster). For those who watch football all know that when a play in under reviewed and looked at in instant replay, the officials take a good amount of time to come back on the field and announce the call. And if you are watching on television they show the play numerous times in many different angles and then transfer to a series of commercials before the official is back on the field. So in reality instant replay isn’t really “instant”. These delays result from instant replay so there would be the same delays if it was to be incorporated in baseball which would lengthen the game even more (Vass). Football needs replay because it is a fast pace game with more players involved in the same action, compared to baseball which is a slow pace game and everyone’s eyes are focused on the same thing the entire time. If replay is brought into baseball you would probably see managers coming out of the dugout more frequently to get the call reviewed. As of today a manager can argue a call as much as he wants till he gets thrown out but this will not change the decision of the umpire, which is why they frequently come out to argue. With replay, I feel as if they will take advantage of that, coming out and demanding them to review it on replay. With that happening, is just another factor to slow the game down even more instead of the umpire making the call on the spot and moving on with the game. With having replay the umpire probably wouldn’t argue back he would just look at the replay, which would bring down a big entertainment portion of the game that some enjoy watching (Vass). Many umpires have a good sense of humor that they like to use during games, but with replay there fun is far from certain (Vass). Watching managers and players argue calls until they get heated and do something reckless, such as throwing their hat or helmet to kicking dirt and removing the bases is fun to watch. Replay would eliminate all of…
What is an American hero? In my eyes a hero is some one you can look up too that did something amazing. Jackie Robinson is a hero in my eyes because he broke the color barrier in baseball in the 1900s.
Jackie Robinson didn’t always play baseball. Jackie was born in Georgia on January 31, 1919 (“Jackie Robinson”). He was born the son of a sharecropper, a sharecropper a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent (“Discovering Multicultural…”). Sharecropping…
February 27th, 2013
Baseball & Ice Hockey
The differences between baseball and ice hockey, there are many differences to these sports, but there are also some similarities. They both are sports that men play; they both use some type of hitting device (baseball uses a bat, ice hockey uses a stick). They also use either a ball or a puck to hit. Another similarity is they both have coaches and managers to run their teams and put the players in their right spots to play the game. They also both wear…
shutting Strasburg down the Nationals chances of making it to the World Series and ending their drought, tremendously decreases. Shutting down a young phenoms arm is understandable to an extent, but when the Nationals have one of the best teams in baseball with Strasburg in the rotation, ending his season this early seems idiotic.
Mike Rizzo, General Manager of the Nationals, is willing to sacrifice an opportunity to become World Champions to protect an arm; however, does Strasburg’s arm actually…
Labor Relations in Professional Sports
The originators of organized baseball constitute the reserve system in the late 1870’s. In National League, each club could reserve five players on roster. The reserve system didn’t accept that the owners intermeddle with other club’s players. Before reserve system, salaries and benefits established as much as 60 percent of revenue. The percentage diminished to less than 15 percent on average steadily. With demolish of the reserve system…
color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in baseball's major leagues. The youngest of five children, Robinson was raised in relative poverty by a single mother. He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938.
Robinson's older brother, Matthew Robinson, inspired Jackie to pursue his…
implement innovation in a timely fashion and lose their market share. Over the last 15 years, a seismic change in how baseball teams are constructed and measured has taken place, with technology and innovation central to it . This great American sport for many years evaluated it players and success rate on the same customary rubric it always was taught to evaluate and promote. Baseball owners and GM’s promoted a conventional culture that since its inception in the late nineteenth century, emphasized…
Tuesday's Game 3 of the ALCS. He will start in left field and bat seventh. (RotoWire - Tue. Oct 15, 2013)
Daniel Nava (BOS - RF)
News: Nava is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 of the ALCS. (RotoWire - Tue. Oct 15, 2013)
Austin Jackson (DET - CF)
News: Jackson will bat eighth in the order Wednesday in Game 4 of the ALCS. (RotoWire - Wed. Oct 16, 2013)
Torii Hunter (DET - RF)
News: Hunter will bat leadoff in Wednesday's Game 4 of the…
The professional season for baseball is not too long it’s the perfect length. The baseball season is 164 games long and thats not including pre and post season games. I feel like its the perfect length because all 30 teams get the opportunity to play each other more than once so there is no such thing as lucky game. People not only think the season is long they also feel the games are long as well. Baseball games are not like football, basketball, and hockey games where they have timed quarters…
In the mid-1850s, a baseball craze hit the New York metropolitan area. By 1856, local journals were referring to baseball as the "national pastime" or "national game". A year later, sixteen area clubs formed the sport's first governing body, the National Association of Base Ball Players. In 1858 in Corona, Queens New York, at the Fashion Race Course, the first games of baseball to charge admission took place. The games, which took place between the all stars of Brooklyn, including players…
Little League: Play Ball!
By Matt Christopher
For my diorama on my book I am doing the scene of the boys on the team
excited in the dugout because they were about to take the little league world
series. This book was a very intense book and strongly wrote. It was about a 11
year old boy named Josiah that was growing up with baseball in his life
twenty-four seven. His team was the mid-atlantic team for the little league
world series. His cousin Ryan Ortega was onthe…