Rangers' Washington in Favor of Expanded Instant Replay for World Series
After falling victim to a blown call in Game 3, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington suggested that perhaps expanding instant replay for the World Series would be beneficial.
"Maybe that's what they need to get it right in the World Series," Washington said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "You want everything to be right, that's all."
Umpire Ron Kulpa erroneously called Matt Holliday safe at first Saturday, and replays clearly showed that Rangers 1B Mike Napoli tagged Holliday in the back. The Cardinals scored four more runs after that play and won 16 - 7.
Washington said that he did not ask Kulpa to check with the rest of the crew. Kulpa admitted to missing the call after the game.
"He wasn't going to get any help. He's protecting himself," Washington said. "He blew it and I told him he blew it. That's his call. I just argued the fact that he missed the call. The only way you can get help there is if baseball changes rules." As it stands now, only home runs and fan interference are eligible for review. Washington said that he would not want expanded review for all games, but just those in the postseason.