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MIAMI -- As everyone should know by now, MLB has debuted their new replay system that is designed to give the umpires every chance to make the right call and not have to fully rely on sight and instinct.
After two games into the season, it seems now that the new replay system also has an effect on curtailing and ultimately ending the craziness that comes with managers rumbling, stumbling and sometimes waddling towards the umpire to "state his case".
"It's all so new," Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "I'm used to sprinting out there on the field. So now I have to kind of pull myself back a little bit. The key here is buy a little time, to make sure we see it and get the call right. I thought it was close enough to at least go out there and talk about it."
Each team gets one official challenge and is awarded a second challenge if the call is overturned. There isn't a third challenge and umpires have the call whether or not to initiate the review after the sixth inning, and they will be willing to take an extra look if asked nicely.
On Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies, Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna was called out at first base in the fifth inning. Redmond went out to first base to confer with umpire Mike DiMuro and within a minute, he was on his way back to the dugout.
"At the end, he got the call right," Redmond said. "I just said (to DiMuro), 'Hey, you got it. I'm out of here.'"
It's prevalent in baseball where the replay system has put an end to the nonsense that is managers arguing with the manager in a fit of rage always to no avail. The manager looks stupid when he's out there pink in the face screaming at the umpire who looks like a blowhard for not wavering in his decision when everyone with a television can see it is otherwise.
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