Replay and high definition cameras have changed the way we look at sports. Very simply, we can see the tar in a pitchers glove, we can read the label on a players shirts, and we can we when a player is or isn't tag while stealing a base. So, why does Major League Baseball use replay if something like Wednesday can happen?
What happened you say? You were busy working during the day game? Just saw the Astros lost and didn't care about the rest of the information. Fair enough.
In the fifth inning, Carlos Correa attempted to steal second with two outs. Correa appeared to get in before the tag, and when called out immediately point to his manager to call for the review. A.J. Hinch didn't wait for his team to get a look at it, he went straight out of the dugout to request the second look.
The video appears to show Correa's leg buckling from hitting the base before the glove touches him. But, much to the surprise of many, the call stood.
Astros should win this challenge. Looked like Correa was safe on a steal at second. HOU down 3-2.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 23, 2015
They called Correa out. Incredible.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 23, 2015
Anybody see anything on that Correa replay that would explain why he was called out? Still stunned over that...— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 23, 2015
What exactly is the point of replay if you can't get the call right?
Beyond that, I would request that Major League Baseball take another page from the National Football League and have an explanation of why the call was changed or not changed. Maybe there is something we're all missing from the play that it explains why he was called out.
Outside of that, MLB leaves the room for doubt in the entire replay system if they can't get the call right with so many angles showing Carlos Correa safe at second.