NEW YORK - The MLB is considering expanding the scope of video replay in 2012, so that balls stuck to the ground when trying to caught and batted balls along the lines are part of the eligible judgments.
This was a source told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Commissioner Bud Selig and a group of umpires discussed the subject during the training camps and agreed. It could therefore, using video replays, whether a batted ball along the line of the first or third base is at stake or in foul territory. Also, if a defensive player actually managed a catch, or swallowed the ball after it had touched the ground.
Baseball has started using Replay last portion of the 2008 season, but only to check the validity of homeruns. At this time, NFL, CFL, NHL and NBA already using video replay.
The judgment of the arbitrators on the trails, whether a player is safe or removed upon reaching a cushion, would not be subject to questioning using video replays. As jacks and balls at the plate.
Players and officials have endorsed the introduction of video replays there three years. The agreement between MLB and the umpires is valid until the end of the 2014 season, while the collective bargaining agreement with the players will be expired in December.