… and in some cases, the results of the games or series might have also changed.
In Game 4 of this year’s ALCS, there was a controversial play involving Mookie Betts of the Red Sox and a ball hit by Jose Altuve of the Astros. We discussed that here the other day, and no matter what you think of that play, I think it’s good that we have a replay review system that gets things right… most of the time.
Before review was in place, though, there were a number of controversial calls in postseason games that resulted in nothing more than long arguments that changed nothing. In that sense, we’re better off with a review system, because even with reviews that take a while, in general they take less time than the arguments.
Here are five plays from pre-review postseasons that could have been changed if a video review system had been in place at the time, and what that change might have meant to that game or series. Granted that video technology in some of these cases wasn’t then what it is now, we still might have benefited from it back then.
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue