How Technology is ruining Major League Baseball
In 2014, Major League Baseball introduced instant replay and that was a terrible idea. Sure they’re trying to figure out how to make the game fair, but sometimes bad calls are a good thing for baseball. It starts a conversation between fans and that’s fun.
As a Rockies fan, I will always remember when Matt Holliday was called safe in the 2007 Wild Card Game. When you look at the replay, Holliday would’ve been called safe still since Michael Barrett was blocking the plate. The Rockies would later make a historic run to the World Series. Sure, there are some bad calls we look back on and we clearly know they made a bad call. For example, Jim Joyce blowing Armando Galarraga’s perfect game. Clearly, Galarraga tag first base but Joyce blew it. Days after, the spotlight was on this blown call.
The other day, I was talking to someone and they mentioned how computers should start calling strike and balls. When I heard that, I was really upset. Are we trying to get rid of umpires? I guess so. If we do this, just imagine a game without ejections. I mean, Bruce Bochy can certainly yell at a computer. That would be awesome! You can for sure say hasta la vista to ejections.
To be honest, Baseball is fine just the way it is. We don’t need technology to make the game better. So MLB, do me a favor and just stop messing with this amazing game.