Replay Starts Thursday: Source
MLB umpires now allowed to watch tape to rule on home runs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2008 3:00 PM CDT
MLB umpires will be able to view instant replays on home run calls starting Thursday, a source tells the Associated Press.   (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
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(Newser) – Major League Baseball umpires will be allowed to watch instant replays in home run calls starting this week, anonymous sources tell the AP. The decision represents an about-face on traditional MLB policy, and comes months after general managers voted heavily in favor of using the technology. An official announcement is expected later today.