There has been much ado over the postseason umpiring recently. Yes, the call at third base yesterday was atrocious. And yes, the call on Joe Mauer’s “foul ball” was inexplicable. Still, I am a purist, and expanding instant replay rules in baseball is not the option.
Already, borderline home run calls are being reviewed. If MLB continues to add on things to review, eventually umps won’t be making the calls.
Major League Baseball better not change the rules for the rest of the postseason. If they change them at all, do it next year.
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