Friday, April 20, 2012

Milwaukee Brewers-Rockies-MLB-Umpire Replays?

The Milwaukee Brewers 6-7 are hosting the Colorado Rockies who bring a 6-6 record to Miller Park tonight at 7:10c.t. Shaun Marcum will start for the Brewers and takes his 1-1 record, against Rockies starter 24 year old Jhoulys Chacin, who is 0-1. 
The Brewers have been plagued by the flu bug lately. Apparently it has followed them from spring training. Manager Ron Roenicke said, Ryan Braun and Francisco Rodriguez, among others, were under the weather in Wednesday night's 10th inning 3-2 win over the Dodgers.
I haven't heard anything today on the status of the bug, hopefully it has run its course in the Brewers clubhouse.

The online balloting began today for the 2012 All-Star game. Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel is on the ballot for the first time along with seven others, including catcher Jonathan Lucroy, second baseman Rickie Weeks, third baseman Aramis Ramirez, shortstop Alex Gonzalez, and outfielders Ryan Braun, Nijer Morgan, and Corey Hart. You can vote for your favorite players up to 25 times  at, or all 30 club websites online or a mobile device until June 28 at 10:59 P.M. CT.

There has been a lot of buzz around baseball and the Internet about bringing a form of replay on home plate calls. I am not sure how I feel about a game changer of that magnitude. There are good arguments on both sides, but where does it end. I think the home run replays have proved to be a pretty good tool, but overall I think the umpiring has been phenomenal. For instance, when you have to look at the replay from three different angles, to see if a tag was applied, an umpire will never make the correct call 100 percent of the time. We have all seen the NFL replays, and how they don't always get it right, what is the answer, and how far do we go into changing the Game?  Would like to get your opinion. 
 UPDATE! Narveson to DL  torn rotator cuff. Adam McCalvy Brew Beat.

Until next time.  Go Brewers! 
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