Interesting. Yankees manager Joe Girardi wants replay now. But he didn’t want it in 2009. In 2009, the Minnesota Twins were playing the Yankees in the ALDS. In the 12th inning of a scoreless game, Joe Mauer hit a ball to left field that bounced off Melky Cabrera’s glove and landed six inches inside the line (above photo). Left field umpire, Phil Cuzzi, was standing five feet from the play and ruled it ‘foul’. Cuzzi, who remains one of the worst umpires in all of baseball, was the only person in the world who thought the ball was foul. The Yankees went on to win the game 2-0.
I don’t recall Girardi whining about instant replay that night. If you want instant replay, you want it across the board, not just when your team has a call go against them.
Mark my words: Additional instant replay will be used by Major League Baseball by the start of next season. And we will all know the reason why.