Remember that scene in Mallrats where Brodie sees the television stage then shouts, "What is this monstrosity?" because he wasn't expecting it? Yeah, that's a little like how I feel right now.
Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday, a person familiar with the announcement told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement was authorized before commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at 5 p.m. Tuesday EDT.
I haven't posted that much on instant replay, mostly because I want to see it in action before my mind is made up one way or the other. While it's nice to know that there'll be a good way to confirm or overturn an umpire's call, I also hate to think that baseball's alluring human element will take a huge hit. (I admit that I like having Jeffrey Maier occupying a spot in baseball lore.)
Pardon the pun, but stay tuned.