Armando Galarraga is on the verge of history, one out away from becoming the 21st pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game. Ground ball to the right side of the infield. Miguel Cabrera scoops it up and tosses over to the hustling Galarraga to throw the runner out by at least half of a step and complete the perfect game. However, this incident brought to the forefront the question of whether or not baseball should expand the use of instant replay.
You are smart -- and normal. Yes, replay reviews are coming to high school football in the state of Alabama. In today's quarterly meeting of the AHSAA Central Board in Montgomery, the governing body approved the use of instant replay beginning this fall in Alabama high school football.
Several states, including New Jersey and Minnesota, have used or plan to use replay in championship games, but Alabama is believed to the first state to have instant replay available at all high school games.
Yes, I too am shocked that Texas doesn't already have this. Anyway, other options the AHSAA may or may not have considered included hitting themselves over the head with a wooden board repeatedly and peeling off toenails with pliers during timeouts.
OK, so maybe I just made that up, but the truth is it's not much more ridiculous than having replay reviews in high school football games.
I understand why you would want replay available in state championship games, and possibly playoff games, but regular season games? I know that high school football is more important in some parts of the country than others, but this is simply overkill.
Oh, and it's going to be quite expensive, too. Are we even sure that replay has improved the product on the college and NFL levels? Yes, it helps get calls correct, but even then it only accomplishes that task some of the time.
The AHSAA is calling this an experiment, but for some reason, I doubt that after the experiment's over they'll decide to do away with replay.
Instead, they'll look for ways to "improve" the replay process, and those ways will ultimately just mean reviewing more plays.
Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.The first instant replay in sports was used on December 7, in an Army-Navy college football game.
The first, and only, use of instant replay in this game was of Army's Rollie Stichwey scoring.
Instant replay in baseball is the first step in becoming more gimmicky. The game is fine without instant replay, although I would not be opposed to have instant replay in the postseason only.
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