Friday, February 12, 2016

Upon further review....

Upon further review....

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Two things about the Phillies' ugly loss yesterday:

1) Chase Utley proved why you should never discuss a player's MVP chances so early in the season. A game-costing error in the top of the 10th inning, and not so great hustle in the bottom half. Definitely an April wakeup call.

2) I have to agree with Jason Weitzel that it's a cop-out to blame the loss on the blown home-run call, BUT.... The NBA has improved the game, in my opinion, by adding an extremely limited instant replay review, on buzzer-beating shots. In baseball, foul-pole home run calls are clearly the equivalent, a limited situation that's tailor-made for a television review. I would urge Major League Baseball to consider this narrow use of the instant replay.

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