Presentation on theme: "Ryan Worden. One Instance… Jeffrey Maier. If you don’t remember his name, maybe you’ll remember his actions. In Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship."— Presentation transcript:
One Instance… Jeffrey Maier. If you don’t remember his name, maybe you’ll remember his actions. In Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship Series, Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter hit a long fly ball to right field. Orioles right fielder Tony Tarasco got under the ball, but never got a chance to make the catch. Twelve year old Jeffrey Maier reached down, caught the ball, and brought it back into the stands. The umpires then ruled Jeter’s fly ball a game-tying home run. The Yankees went on to win the game, the Championship series, and the World Series. Had instant replay been in use, this would’ve been ruled fan interference, and an out for the Yankees, instead of the game tying home run. Who knows what the outcome could’ve been… Story from www.suite101.com
Getting the Call Right I think this is the main reason replay should be used. If it is going to get the call right and make the ruling fair for both teams why wouldn’t you want to use it? Here is one instance that shows a close call dealing with a fair or foul ball. This call would be nearly impossible to make and be 100% sure of without replay.
Arguments Many argue that using instant replay eliminates the human element of the sport Another major argument against instant replay is that it lengthens games because managers will challenge all controversial calls
Debates Replay will actually shorten the game because managers won’t be out on the field arguing calls for several minutes at a time. The umpire can just go straight to the replay and get the call right. Any arguing of the call from the Manager after the final decision is made will lead to automatic ejection.
In a survey there were 83 percent of the people saying there should be replay in Major League Baseball. Only 17 percent diesagreed.
In the same survey when asked if replay eliminated the human eliment of the sport, 83% of the people said no. This was one of the big arguments not to have it. You can take the same survey. Just click here.
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