I don’t understand Bud Selig. He claims he wants the game of baseball to speed up, but now he’s adding manger challenges. Actually, there are 3 total challenges. 1 in the first 6 innings and 2 in the last 3 innings. Games will never end. Also, I am crowning myself with the tweet of the day.
— Greg Danchik (@gregdanchik) August 15, 2013
Replay only works if the umpires can get the call right with video. It’s that simple.
I do believe that there could be replay in baseball, but this challenge system isn’t great. There could be replays on fair/foul balls and close calls on the bases. I just feel like the challenge system will slow down the game.
Also once there is a challenge system in place, the flood gates are open. When will balls and strikes become replay-able? It is just going to turn into a whole mess. I don’t like it, but it’s here and I’m sure I’ll get used to it eventually. Then I’ll get upset again when they make balls and strikes replay-able.
Alex Rodriguez is an asshole. Having his team leak the names on the Biogenesis Report is outrageous. I don’t know what else to say about it except Matthew Berry put it best.
Think you hate me now? Wait till you get a load of this! – A Rod, yesterday.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) August 16, 2013
Watching the Ravens’ first team offense last night actually cheers me up. This may sound odd because they played so bad. Here’s my reasoning… There is NO WAY they can play any worse. I think Joe Flacco can figure it out with these new receivers. He’s no Tom Brady so I don’t have 100% faith it happens, but I am still confident. I do think the defense will be better so I would be shocked if the Ravens have an 8-8 record or worse. Ozzie Newsome is a genius and I believe he made changes and kept this team as a top team in the AFC.