Hurdle still not 100 percent sold on instant replay
Instant replay has certainly helped in Major League Baseball, but the system still isn't perfect.
“Isn't it amazing what we want after we've gotten what we wanted?” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “They're going to get the call right, as far as right can be. This is one area that sure has become tricky.”
Hurdle's comments came after Starling Marte was called out on an attempted steal of second base. Marte beat the throw, but – ever so briefly – came off the bag during his slide.
“He adjusted his feet, (second baseman Chase) Utley did a great job of holding the tag on him and they called him out,” general manager Neal Huntington said. “Then you have a judgement call on when is the slide completed. Was Marte's slide completed? I bet we could poll 50 unbiased people and they probably would have a very mixed opinion as to whether that was a complete slide. In my mind, it absolutely was a complete slide.”
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “Hurdle is jotting down a running list of concerns and observations about the replay system. He plans to give his list to MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre.”
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