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If Cricket can do this, why can't Baseball?

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An interesting read, if for no other reason than Cricket is an interesting sport (with an interesting history). But what stood out to me is this part: "Although cricket is a sport steeped in tradition and clings to its roots in order to preserve as much as possible, American sports fans might be surprised to know that cricket utilized video technology to aid umpires in making line decisions long before baseball decided to check the validity of home runs on replay. The Hawk-eye system currently used to challenge and dispute line calls in tennis was originally developed for cricket and is used as part of cricket's challenge and review system for overturning calls." I've often wondered why an automated system like the one used in tennis couldn't be used in baseball. The fact that it is used in cricket only makes it seem that much more plausible.

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