MLB's Replay Dilemma

Kramer SchmidtContributor IJuly 22, 2009

CHICAGO - AUGUST 16:  Michael Cuddyer #5 of the Minnesota Twins slides into the base against the Chicago White Sox during the MLB game on August 16, 2005 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Twins defeated the White Sox 9-4 in 16 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

We've all probably heard someone saying MLB should expand their instant replay system to be more like the NFL's system. But there's always people opposed saying it would take too long. To those people I'd like to say, "It doesn't matter how long it takes, just get the call right."

It would have been nice to have a replay at the end Monday night's Twins-Athletics game when Michael Cuddyer was called out after sliding under the tag of Athletics pitcher Michael Wuertz.

It would be a good thing for MLB to expand instant replay—that should be a no-brainer—but as long as Bud Selig is in charge, it probably won't happen. Everybody knows that as long as Selig runs the show change will take longer than it really should.

Therefore, I say baseball should expand its replay system to be more like the NFL's, and take as long as needed to get the call right the first time, every time.