Friday, April 15, 2011

Aubrey Huff, Strict Interpretationalist

Saw an ESPN article saying that MLB is considering expanding the use of replay beyond just home run calls:

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball is leaning toward expanding replay for the 2012 season to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines, a person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press.

Commissioner Bud Selig and a group of umpires discussed the extra video review at spring training and were in agreement, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is still being discussed.

What was interesting, though, was what San Francisco Giant Aubrey Huff had to say about this:

Huff went on to say that radar guns should not be used to capture pitch speeds, we should play a 154-game schedule, and blacks should not be allowed to play baseball. And everyone should chew tobacco.

Technology, man. It's so scary, we shouldn't let it get in the way of discovering truth.

I also have to laugh reading these two completely empty sentences: "Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp could be helped--or hurt--by reviews on balls hit his way. 'Sometimes you're going to be on that side where you want a replay and then sometimes you're going to be on the side where you don't want a replay,' the Gold Glover said." Thank you for reporting Kemp's insight.