The faster pace of the game this time will be accompanied by faster reps.
Along with setting an upcoming timer, administrators will have a shorter window of time asking for replays to be reviewed. Because the “replay” process has only been used in preseason games at the Salt River Fields and the Tropicana Field, most players have not yet experienced these goals of the new season, but they will be in effect for the regular season and the postseason, starting with Thursday’s Opening Day. .
As part of the new procedures for handling replays, officials are required to raise their hands immediately after the play to umpires they are considering filing a challenge. It’s a big change from the previous rule, which allowed drivers to signal 10 seconds before.
When there is a possible challenge to the QB, the referee will start a 15-second timer and the manager must decide if he wants to review the original lead before the timer reaches zero. Otherwise, the request would be denied due to some contradiction. Previously, leaders had 20 seconds if they wanted to be reviewed. Pilots are instructed that the 15-second timer will be strictly observed.
When a review is requested, the system will operate as it has in the past. As usual, each team will have one challenge per game and will keep that challenge whenever the call is invalid.
Last season, they averaged 0.59 points per game. The average time of a replay review from the moment the team’s challenged decision was announced by the referee was 1 minute 31 seconds.
Earlier this spring, MLB announced a partnership with Zoom in which games televised on MLB Network and Apple TV+ will provide a live view of the Replay Operations Center during replay reviews and will be able to hear from an expert rules analyst who will discuss improvements. at random, the horses. The purpose of this new agreement is to create a more transparent process.