When the most storied franchise in sports, the Green Bay Packers was robbed on national television of an obvious victory, the tremors were felt so strongly that the NFL and the locked out officials finally came to an agreement.
Much like the Packers, the most dominant franchise in baseball, the New York Yankees, has been robbed not once but twice, in back to back nights, on poor calls in American League Championship Series. It’s now time for Bud Selig, the owners employee may I remind you, to take the next step forward and make specific plays reviewable.
It’s easy if you’d take my idea, it’s much like college football. There is one replay official assigned to each stadium. Every close play is reviewed on an “as need basis”. If the play needs to be reviewed or changed, the replay official merely buzzes the home plate umpire to stop play and then the play in question is discussed. If the home plate umpire isn’t buzzed, then play continues.
If I can come up with such an easy, simplistic solution, why can’t those who making millions to govern the game figure this out? Yes, I appreciate the human element in the game but ultimately, isn’t it to get the call right?