Better safe than sorry

Think it's time baseball embraces instant replay? Be careful what you wish for.

Originally Published: November 2, 2012
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

WHEN THE REAL NFL referees took the field and the replacements went back to the Lingerie League, officiating did not -- as we all hoped -- return to its rightful place in the backdrop of sports. Instead, prompted by a bizarre infield fly rule call in the Braves-Cardinals wild-card game and followed by an egregious missed tag in the Yankees-Tigers AL championship series, alarms were sounded for instant replay in the one sport that somehow has managed to keep it largely at bay. ...

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