On MLB Replay [POLL]
I never wanted replay. Never. I thought baseball was the game that didn’t need it. Untouched by technology – or, at the very least, spared its touch more so than the other major sports – baseball could survive without it.
The marginal good of correcting a few missed calls wouldn’t be worth, I thought, slowing down the game and pulling it further away from the old-time feel that made it special.
Now, two weeks into the season, I’ve only been emboldened.
Admittedly, my position isn’t backed by statistics. I haven’t analyzed the problem’s sabermatrics. I haven’t charted or graphed its causes and effects. All I have is an opinion informed by the feelings that have bubbled up watching the young 2014 season.
Feelings that all trend the same direction: Replay is bad for baseball.