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MLB Owners Approve Instant Replay For the 2014 Season

MLB Owners Approve Instant Replay For the 2014 Season

Major League Baseball owners had their annual meetings today, and a big topic of discussion was the installation of instant replay in baseball starting in 2014. According to Ken Rosenthal, the owners approved funding for instant replay.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/401031957821554688

The next steps will be for the union and the umpires to approve of the addition of instant replay, although Rosenthal says that shouldn't be an issue. It remains to be seen what the specific rules will be for replay. Some of the proposed rules have been talked about, but I'd imagine the finalized version will come out soon now that replay is almost official.

UPDATE 12:27 PM: Rosenthal says that it will be two challenges per game, with no distinction on innings.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/401035097773969408

Previously we had heard that MLB would have three challenges, with one allowed in the first six innings, and two allowed in the final three innings. That system m...

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