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Major League Baseball umpires may soon take to mic to explain replays

By BEN WALKER Associated Press Published: April 19, 2017 4:00 AM
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Want to hear exactly how disputed calls get decided. Soon, we might.

While nothing is set, Major League Baseball and umps are expected to discuss a plan -- most prominently used in the NFL -- for crew chiefs to wear a microphone and explain replay rulings.

Under one possible scenario, they would start at the All-Star Game on July 11 in Miami, tweak the process over the season's second half and then go forward with the experiment in the playoffs.

The umpires are in the middle of their five-year labor deal and any change would involve negotiations, plus a comfort level on both sides that the system would be efficient, accurate and easy.


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