Monthly Archives: August 2008

Major League Baseball to start instant replay on Thursday (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

NEW YORK – Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday.

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Major League Baseball tries a postseason pitch – International Herald Tribune

Multichannel News Major League Baseball tries a postseason pitchInternational Herald Tribune, France – Aug 28, 2008By Tim Arango NEW YORK: In one 30-second spot to promote the postseason, Major League Baseball makes efficient use of time: it evokes the tortured history …"There's

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Minor league system weak, not hopeless, for Houston (Austin American-Statesman)

Before this season, Baseball America ranked the Houston Astros’ minor-league system dead last among the 30 major-league clubs, based on a dearth of young talent.

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Major League Baseball Players Association statement on grievance filing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The Major League Baseball Players Association issued the following a statement through spokesman Mike Weiner concerning the grievance filing related to the Pedro Alvarez dispute:

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Major League Baseball Embraces Instant Replay (Gay Wired)

After more than 100 years of civilized play without it, Major League Baseball announced this week that it will implement instant replay beginning on Thursday. Voices from all around baseball are chiming on the decision, which is being greeted with

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Major League Baseball Is Blogging Its Way Through the Playoffs (New York Times)

Baseball?s playoff advertising push gets under way Thursday, when the first spots of the league?s largest ever campaign are broadcast.

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Major League Baseball To Start Using Instant Replay (WJBF-TV Augusta)

Major League Baseball will begin a limited use of instant replay starting with three series that begin Thursday. Commissioner Bud Selig announced the plan during a conference call. Replay will be in effect for all games that are played Friday.

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Major League Baseball to start using instant replay Thursday (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

NEW YORK — Replay ball!Umpires will be allowed to check video on home run calls starting Thursday after Major League Baseball, guardian of America’s most tradi …

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Major League Baseball will use instant replay starting Thursday (Portsmouth Herald)

NEW YORK (AP) and#8212; Umpires will be allowed to check video on home run calls starting Thursday after Major League Baseball, guardian of America’s most traditional sport, reversed its decades-long opposition to instant replay.

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Major League Baseball set to add replay (The Daily Texan)

NEW YORK – Major League Baseball reversed its long-standing opposition to instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday. The start date comes nearly 10 months after general managers voted

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