I still sort of like the idea of replay officials on-site at every game, but I’d be totally cool with a centralized system, the likes of which baseball is reportedly considering implementing next year.
Today Wendy Thurm of Baseball Nation looks at the closest analog — the NHL’s system — and talks about how it could easily serve as a model for baseball. And not just to overturn bad calls, but to serve as an eye in the sky to monitor player, coach and umpire conduct and performance.
Is it a perfect example? I don’t know, but I do know this: talking about what might work and trying to get the best system possible beats the heck out of dismissing replay as something no one is all that interested in.