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Joe Girardi in favor of instant replay

Updated: October 7, 2010, 9:46 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Add Joe Girardi's name to the growing list of baseball people in favor of adding instant replay to help umpires make tough calls -- just like the one they blew in the ninth inning of Wednesday's ALDS opener between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins.

But get this: Only, Girardi says, if it doesn't make the games longer than they already are, a curious statement coming from a manager whose teams play the longest games in Major League Baseball, with his approval and encouragement.

"As ...

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