On August 28, 2008 the use of instant replay was officially instituted into Major League Baseball’s official rules. It’s use was limited to the discretion of the umpires on the field who made the call in the first place. It was restricted to only plays related to whether a home run had actually left the playing field, if there was the possibility of fan interference or if the potential home run was fair or foul.
For the past few years the idea of the use of expanded replay has been thrown around MLB as a possibility. In 2013, which should be known as the year of missed calls and bad umpires, the talk got a bit more serious. Yesterday all 30 MLB clubs, the World Umpires Association and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) voted unanimously to launch the use of expanded replay in 2014.
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