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Umpiring and Instant Replay

Watching the BoSox Angels game, and the play by play guy asks the color guy, "What do you think of instant replay?"  The color guy responds, "I am totally against it, takes the human element out of the game and the umpires get it right more times than not."

These two reasons don't work for me.  Taking autonomy away from the umps and using technology for the purpose of making sure the game is correctly decided seems like a worthy goal.  Besides, I don't see the umpires as part of the game, so taking them out of it, isn't taking the human element out of the game.  

The second reason is ridiculous.  Is the standard we hold umpires to really as low as, be right more than you're wrong?

To be sure, there may be some legitimate reasons for not using instant replay, but I hope they are better than these? Thoughts?

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