BY GARY CARTER
A lot has been made of the use of instant replay in baseball this season. I think it’s good to determine whether it’s a home run or not. As for plays at first base or pitch calls, that can’t happen, those have to be spontaneous. Instant replays on home runs are already taking five to seven minutes. Everyone is waiting and waiting and it delays the game. You don’t want to take away too much from the umpires, but the most important thing is getting it right. What I’d like to see happen is to have what head coaches have in the NFL – give each manager two challenges per game to help determine the right call. This way everything isn’t reviewed and time is not wasted all throughout the game. Managers would have to pick their spots. But overall, I do think the replay is good in terms of the home run.