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Play It Again, Bud
PHIL TAYLOR
August 30, 2010
Adults have long felt the need to interfere with youth sports. (Don't ask why, kids. Just be glad we take an occasional break from snooping around your Facebook pages.) So it shouldn't be surprising that the no-doubt-well-intentioned grown-ups in charge of the Little League World Series, which began last Friday in Williamsport, Pa., have given the tournament an unnecessary tweak by expanding the use of instant replay to confirm or reverse umpires' calls on the base paths and on hit batsmen, as well as on questionable home runs. With 12 ESPN cameras at every LLWS game, umps can now scrutinize disputed plays from a variety of angles. Games could feature more squinting at evidence than an episode of CSI.
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August 30, 2010

Play It Again, Bud

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