Major League Baseball launches expanded replay eraFirst base umpire Bob Davidson (61) and home plate umpire John Hirschbeck, center, talk over headsets as a play at first base is being reviewed in the fifth inning during the opening day baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria requested a replay on an out call. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Major League Baseball launched the expanded replay era Monday, and saw instant results - a pair of missed calls by umpires got fixed fast, without any arguments.
Opening day showed off the game's newest nod to modern technology in a sport that long relied on the eyes of its umps.
From now on, most every call can be challenged by a manager. When that happens, the final decision will come from a replay booth in New York, rather than the field. And instead of out or safe, fair or foul, disputes will be settled with two words new to baseball's lingo: confirmed or overturned.