• The idiocy of baseball’s replay system was on full display in St. Louis last night
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    The idiocy of baseball’s replay system was on full display in St. Louis last night

    Baseball’s current instant replay system, in place since the beginning of the 2014 season, has experienced hiccups, but it has generally avoided extreme controversy or high profile failures. Last night in St. Louis, however, the replay system failed in spectacular fashion, potentially costing a team a playoff berth. We wrote about the play last night: bottom of the ninth in a tied Reds-Cardinals game, Matt Carpenter on first base, Yadier Molina at the plate. Molina hits a ball which should’ve been a ground rule double, halting Carpenter at third. The umpires missed the ball bouncing out of play, however, and Carpenter was allowed to run home, scoring the winning run. Due to the noise and confusion

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    Mets will not start Colon on short rest Friday

    Mets RHP Bartolo Colon will not start on short rest Friday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Instead, RHP Robert Gsellman will get the start. Colon, who is scheduled to start Saturday, only threw 47 pitches on Monday against the Marlins, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits in just 2.1 innings.  The Mets had been debating whether to start Colon on Friday, manager Terry Collins told reporters on Wednesday.  Moving Colon's start up to Friday night would have put him in line to start the Wild Card Game this coming Wednesday on regular rest if the Mets make the game and Noah Syndergaard is unavailable to pitch.  The Mets can clinch a Wild Card spot Friday night if they win and either the

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