GMs vote 25-5 to use replay to aid home run decisions

Updated: November 7, 2007, 2:23 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Baseball could have a new position next year: replay judge.

General managers recommended for the first time Tuesday that instant replay be used to help umpires make difficult decisions.

The proposal, approved by a 25-5 vote, was limited to boundary calls -- whether potential home runs are fair or foul, whether balls go over fences or hit the tops and bounce back, and whether fans interfere with possible homers.

"We've taken the first step. The question will ...

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