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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 26 August 2008 14:37
Jeffery MaierThe era of instant replay in Major League Baseball will begin on Thursday, according to a report by Ronald Blum of The AP. According to an un-named source, Commissioner Selig will make the announcement at 5pm ET today.

As reported by The AP:

Three series are scheduled to start Thursday, with Philadelphia at the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota at Oakland and Texas at the Los Angeles Angels. For other games, replays will be available to umpires starting Friday.

The start date comes nearly 10 months after general managers voted 25-5 to use the technology, and following MLB agreements with the unions for umpires and for players.

The use of instant replay in MLB will be far different than in the NFL, where the referee checks the video from the sidelines. Instead, if a crew chief decides to review a boundary call, the umpires will leave the field, and call a “war room” setup in New York at MLB Advanced Media’s headquarters. At that point, technicians at MLBAM will provide the video to the umpires, and the crew chief will make the call on the play.

Currently, the NHL, NFL, and NBA all use instant replay in one form or another.


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