The support for the institution of a video review system in Major League Baseball continued to grow yesterday, as the spokesperson for the MLB umpires made his position known. Rich Rieker stated that MLB had a chance to implement the highest standard of video review systems in any sport, and indicated that such a system may be in place as soon as next season.

If a trial run of video review goes well in the Arizona Fall League, MLB is set to try it in the World Baseball Classic and in spring training. Barring any major mishaps, the system could be set for implementation for next year’s regular season.

Video review would only apply to home runs, and would require the addition of an additional umpire who would serve as the “replay umpire” in necessary circumstances.

Len robinson
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