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“"It's frustrating," Girardi said. "I don't have a problem with Jeff's effort, I don't, because he hustled to get the play. But in this day and age when we have instant replay available to us, it's got to change.
I am not saying we win the game if the call (was) right. I am not saying that. ... But in this day and age there is too much at stake, and the technology is available. That's what our country has done. We have evolved technology to make things better.” -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi
"These guys are under a tremendous amount of pressure. It's a tough call for him because the tag is underneath and it's hard for him to see. We play 235 days to get to this point, and two calls go against us. We lose by a run last night." Executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre said baseball remains undecided on how it will proceed with the possible implementation of instant replay. "I know we're talking about balls past the line and trap plays," Torre said. "But it always seems we want the replay to be the last thing that happened. "We are certainly sensitive to it. We are looking into it. We have technology set up in this ballpark and over at Citi Field the last month of the season, and looking at the results of that, but that wouldn't have included the play tonight." Torre said there are many scenarios that need to be addressed when deciding on the implementation of instant replay. "We have to make sure we don't make a knee-jerk reaction to something that's, you know, already -- we settle this tag play at second base, and all of a sudden we find, you know, something else comes up and something else comes up, and the game goes on and on forever and forever," he said. "So we're looking into it. We're not saying it can happen, but right now we haven't really come up with a conclusion on what's the best way to go about it and not make the game drag on and go any longer than they are already going." Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.