It’s only a few games into the 2014 baseball season and already there's controversy over Major League Baseball's expansion of instant replay. The new replay rules, which previously applied only to home runs, now cover most plays on the field.
But for all the good instant replay does in ensuring the right calls are made, ultimately here’s why these changes are bad for baseball.
Challenges make a slow game slower
Gamesmanship doesn’t make baseball better
Challenges don’t fix the real issue: consistency
Oh, the woes of technology
Challenges mean less kicked dirt
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