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MLB considering wider expansion of instant replay

Associated Press Modified: November 8, 2012 at 12:31 am •  Published: November 8, 2012
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Selig has said he hopes to have wider replay in 2013.

"I know what the commissioner said, that he expects it to be done, but again, he relies on us," Torre said of the staff.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi called for wider use of replay after second base umpire Jeff Nelson blew a call at second base in Game 2 of the AL championship series, leading to an argument and Girardi's ejection. Nelson admitted he blew the call on the play, which should have ended the eighth inning before Detroit expanded its lead from one run to three. The Tigers won 3-0 and swept the Yankees before getting swept by San Francisco in the World Series.

"Too much is at stake. We play 235 days to get to this point," Girardi said. "In this day and age when we have instant replay available to us, it's got to change. I have been thrown out of games enough to know it would be quicker to get the call right or wrong or right on replay than for me to go out there and argue."