Report: MLB to test new replay technology
Major League Baseball will test out replay technology at the two New York ballparks starting next week, a step that may lead to expanded replay in the near future, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan on Twitter.
Sources: MLB to test out new radar- and camera-based replay systems in Yankee Stadium and Citi Field starting next week.—
Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 17, 2012
The system will be along the lines of tennis replay. It will be used for fair-or-foul calls, Passan reports. Currently, MLB only uses replay for home run calls.
MLB vice president Joe Torre said Thursday that while the league isn’t going to expand replay this season, it is still looking at the possibility for 2013, USA TODAY‘s Bob Nightengale reports.
“We’re still looking at technology,” Torre said. “If the technology makes sense, and the game is going to be better because of it, we have the ability. I think both the umpires and the players union are certainly willing to listen and look at it.”