Monday, March 3, 2014

First Use Of Replay In Jays-Twins Game Today

(FOX Sports)
The new MLB Instant Replay system was used for the very first time today in a Spring Training game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins. A safe call at first base was challenged by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons—on the grounds that his first baseman's foot came down on the bag before the runner's. Two umpires huddled with headphones on—linked to a third replay umpire. Two minutes and thirty-four seconds later, the ruling on the field was upheld, showing the play to be extremely close, but inconclusive. A new era has begun!