Argument: Allowing umpires to blow calls/games is a bad tradition

Issue Report: Artificial life


Mike Celizik. “Beyond time for baseball to use instant replay.” NBC. May 22, 2008: “Tradition sometimes is a great thing because it connects yesterday to today to tomorrow. But it’s a lousy excuse to avoid doing the right thing. Singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” is a tradition that adds to the experience of the game. Having umpires blow home run calls is a tradition that subtracts from the experience.”