Thursday, July 31, 2008

Instant Replay in Williamsport

Every year, it's more difficult to tell the difference between the Little League World Series and the REAL World Series. The latest example:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - Little League Baseball will use instant replay at this year's World Series to review questionable home runs and other close plays at the outfield fence, beating the major leagues in instituting a system to review some disputed calls.

A Little League "game operations replay official" would need "clear and convincing" evidence to overturn an umpire's ruling on the field, according to the rule.

Replays would likely be rarely used, Keener said, and if used would likely cause a delay of 30 to 45 seconds. *

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