In last night's Mets-Yankees tussle on ESPN, the umpires conferenced to discuss a call on Carlos Delgado's line drive to left field that was initially (and correctly) ruled a home run. After a short chit-chat, home plate ump Bob Davidson incorrectly overruled the original call and deemed that the ball was foul, which prompted an incessantly irritating conversation between announcers Joe Morgan and Jon Miller.
It also prompted a short and still irritating conversation between your Walkoff Walk bloggers, yours truly and Mr. Camp Tiger Claw, which I have replicated below, for your consideration:
Rob: can we blast instant replay
CTC: in baseball?
CTC: i think they should have it for home runs
it's fucking stupid not to
Rob: i am against any rule that extends the length of games
even a proposed rule that awards me a hummer after every home run
CTC: that's totally insane
it would get use like once a month
i find that highly dubious
even if the managers werent allowed to challenge a call, THEYD STILL TRY TO
AND SLOW DOWN MY GAME
CTC: i find any logic against getting the score correct dubious
Rob: how about we make umpires into bionic superhumans instead
i vote for that
in theory, every call would be right
in practice, i'd rather have the umpires figure it out on their own
CTC: how about we go back to these gloves
Rob: well that's crazy
CTC: How about we take out the DH
CTC: ..wait a second
Rob: like...actually take him out with a rifle?
...and scene. Commenters, what do you think about instant replay in baseball and/or superbionic umpirebots?