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Rounding Third: Difficult Cuts

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).


Week 3 Primer, Instant Replay, FAAB Results

I was watching the Sunday night game between the Red Sox and Yankees when Joe Girardi successfully challenged the double play call at first base. John Farrell subsequently lost it and got kicked out. I get that he was frustrated from Saturday's snafu that shouldn't happen, but it did but it was pretty clear they made the right call Sunday. That sequence led to announcer Dan Schulman (who I really like, incidentally) noting "... a mounting sense of frustration with the new replay system ...."

Of course Farrell was frustrated, his team was losing again, he had key players hurt and the replay results worked against him twice in a row. But is the general baseball community already trying to undermine the replay system after just two weeks? Or are you trying to make a larger trend out of one isolated incident? I get that the challenge system can be cumbersome at times, but a significant percentage of the few

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