NEW YORK -- Commissioner Bud Selig held a 45-minute question-and-answer session today during the Baseball Writers Association of America's annual All-Star luncheon meeting and, as usual, no subject was off limits. As far as controversies go, this chat paled in comparision to the 6,000 Barry Bonds question Selig got last year in San Francisco.
One of the key points he made: Instant replay may be coming, and it may be here before the postseason.
"We are looking at it intensely," Selig said. "No decision has been made but if it occurs, it will be in a very limited form. Once we're convinced the bugs are out, it will come quickly. Is there a chance it could be before the postseason? The answer is yes, there is a chance. But we've got work to be done."
Replay is going to be focused on determining home run balls (e.g. fair or foul, out of the park or in play). The bugs I'm sure refer to making sure every park has the right high-quality cameras to capture the areas by the foul poles and the outfield fences. An overdue move. Umpires have blown too many of these calls in the past, especially this year.