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How Radical MLB Instant Replay Changes Will Alter, Improve the Game
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According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Major League Baseball has agreed to overhaul its instant replay system for the 2014 season, slated to include manager challenges and possible replays on everything besides the strike zone.

In the announcement, MLB commissioner Bud Selig called the landmark a "historic day" for the game of baseball.

While many assumed baseball would gravitate toward a replay style similar to the NHL—involving replay and reviews to take place back at MLB Advanced Media headquarters—the sport ultimately trended more toward the NFL in this sweeping change.

Get ready for manager challenges, baseball fans!

Managers will be afforded up to three challenges over the course of a game, with one coming within the first six innings. The other two will begin in the seventh and last through the end of the game. If a manager is successful with his challenge, he won't be charged with a review. 

How will the new system change and improve the game starting in 2014? Here are three ways.

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