TV Timeout: To The Videotape
MLB analysts continue to laud the league's new replay system this week, with ESPN's Aaron Boone saying, "The system has worked. It has been efficient. It hasn’t held up the games a bunch and we are now getting more and more calls correct because of the technology that exists" (“Baseball Tonight,” ESPN2, 4/2). MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal: "I have loved it so far. Very few things you can point to and say, 'That is a problem.' ... All of the fears we had, 'Oh my gosh, it is going to slow down the game,' not really happening" (“MLB Now,” MLB Network, 4/2). Meanwhile, MLBPA Exec Dir Tony Clark said, "I'm surprised at how often it has been used thus far. I think as you guys have said and heard, and even as we sat down with players this offseason or this spring training, we had concerns. We liked the idea. You knew despite trying to cover all the bases, there are going to be some challenges along the way" (“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio, 4/3).
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