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The Worst Calls of All Time

Don't feel bad, Armando, you're not alone

(Newser) - In honor of Armando Galarraga's perfect one-hitter, Salon decided to compile a list of some of the biggest blown calls in history. And we decided that it would be more fun to watch those blown calls than to read about them. So check out this video gallery, and get ready... More »

Classy Galarraga Proves We Don't Need Replay

Pitcher's gracious reaction was best part of the night

(Newser) - Today, lots of people are calling for the instant replay that would have saved poor Armando Galarraga's perfect game. But the truth is, we're better off without it. That blown call “is the most interesting thing to happen in baseball so far this year,” writes Hampton Stevens of... More »

NFL Tweaks Rules on Instant Replay

One official will look under hood, another will be stenographer

(Newser) - The NFL is modifying its instant-replay policy after yet another botched call in a game, the New York Daily News reports. This much stays the same: Only one official will go under the hood to look at the replay. But another official will tag along with him, stand nearby, and... More »

Ballgames That Begged for Instant Replay

Baseball history might be different if these games had come under review

(Newser) - With instant replay now available to Major League Baseball umpires (at least for some calls), USA Today looks at some famous games where it might have come in handy:
  • Oct. 1, 2007, tiebreaker for National League wild card: Padres’ catcher Michael Barrett maintains that the Rockies’ Matt Holliday didn’t
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Instant Replay Will Settle This

Botched calls spark support for review of close plays

(Newser) - Baseball's top umpire says instant replay is on the way, the Houston Chronicle reports. Support for it is growing after four blown calls robbed home runs, but umpire supervisor Rich Rieker warns that the technology must be added "in a fashion that will not delay the game further." More »

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