Replay Could Expand Next Season 8/16/13
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Major League Baseball is expanding its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they've never had.
Managers will be allowed one challenge over the first six innings of games and two after the seventh inning until the end of the game. Calls that are challenged will be reviewed by a crew in MLB headquarters in New York City, which will make the final ruling.
The proposal is to be voted on by the owners in November. A 75 percent vote is needed for approval and the players' association and umpires would have to agree to any changes to the current system.
Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz (SHUR'-holts), a member of the replay committee, says the umpires are receptive to the change. Schuerholz says 89 percent of incorrect calls made in the past will be reviewable.