Bud Selig's Latest Lame Excuse For MLB Not Expanding Replay Will Make You Want To Hurl Something Across The Room

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Bud Selig was speaking to media Monday when someone asked a question about MLB possibly expanding the use of instant replay in the near future.This was Selig’s infuriating answer, provided by San Francisco Chronicle baseball columnist John Shea (via Hard Ball Talk):

“People in our sport don’t want any more. Given our attendance and everything we’re doing, we’re in the right place with instant replay.”

That is complete bunk.

Attendance and instant replay expansion have absolutely NOTHING to do with one another.

Expanding instant replay helps players, managers, TV-viewing fans and most importantly, umpires. NOT those who walk through the turnstiles.

High costs were previously bandied about as reasoning for baseball embracing instant replay so slowly, but Selig’s latest excuse is beyond belief.

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