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Seems kinda awful.

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Among the many criticisms of the Major League Baseball replay system is that following a review, no one is informed of what the decision was or why it was made. To remedy this, MLB is experimenting with giving the umpires microphones to announce decisions ala NFL referees.

Whether this is a wise idea or not is among contention with those closest to the game. Per Ronald Blum, Steven Wine, and Ken Powtak of Associated Press:

"They're supposed to say the call stands or the call's confirmed," he [Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler] said. "'The call stands' means you can't tell. A lot of times we don't get that ... they just signal out or safe. That's all we get on the field.


"It'll take more time," Boston pitcher David Price said. "It's not going to make them any shorter."


"The call's the call," he [Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich] said. "Just because they tell you what they decided isn't going to change it."

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