GMs vote 25-5 to use replay to aid home run decisions
Updated: November 6, 2007, 1:11 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the first time Tuesday, baseball general managers recommended instant replay be used to help umpires make close calls.
The recommendation, by a 25-5 vote, was limited to boundary calls -- whether potential home runs are fair or foul, whether balls go over fences or hit the top and bounce back, and whether fans have interfered with a possible homer.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig opposes the use of replays but said last month he was willing to let GMs examine the issue.
"I don't like instant replay because I don't like all the delays. I think it sometimes creates as many problems or more than it solves,'' Selig said then.
A final vote could take place at the baseball's winter meetings in December.