I agree on the time thing .. however, maybe the audience wants to see those dust ups with the manager and umpire? Me, I think they are silly and childish.<quoted text>
Agree with that!
In U.S., pro baseball is "inching" along with instant replay. Finally, it was included for home run calls and foul ball calls. It REALLY should be used for close plays and bad calls at bases too. So far, that's not the case and that has cost teams important chances for wins.
There wouldn't be that much impact on game length considering these bad calls at bases provoke intense on-field disagreements that take time to subside -- that time can be used for play review instead.
But instant replay would not be efficient for balls and strikes calls for a batter, but everything else it should be done.
Even a disputed strike should be reviewable, for example if it is the third strike in the 9th inning of a tie game?
I used to pitch in softball, and I once had an umpire that must have personally disliked me or something .... in one inning he called two balls that were in fact strikes that hit the bull's eye, no way anyone could think for a second they were balls ... I actually called time and asked him to show me with his hands where his strike zone was ... naturaly of course he was insulted ... but he did show me and then I asked.. "then why were my last two pitches called balls, because they were dead centre in your strike zone?" .. then he threw me out f the game ....