Despite instant replay, anger management still needed
May 28, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
OAKLAND -- The one universal truth regarding baseball's implementation of expanded video replay this year was that arguments and ejections would diminish. After all, what's the sense in arguing incontrovertible visual evidence?
Well, so far that assumption has been overturned.
Going into Tuesday's games, ejections of players, managers and coaches in the majors had totaled 61, 22% more than the 50 ejections through May of last season, according to Retrosheet.org. And the No. 1 reason was as clear as that call umpires botched to cost your favorite team a win.