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Baseball Instant Replay: Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Changes Mind, Suddenly Opposed

After Giants baserunner Buster Posey was tagged out yet called safe last night, the debate about instant replay in baseball has sprung up again.

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As Jeff Schultz uncovers, Giants skipper Bruce Bochy was formerly in favor of instant replay, but something's very recently changed his tune:

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Bochy had been quoted in an ESPN.com story last month about how he was in favor of baseball expanding its use of replay. Quoting: "I just want to get it right. It’s OK to lose a game if the other team beats you. But if you lose a game because a call goes against you, it’s hard to sleep at night."

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So what did Bochy say after the game Thursday night, given replay would’ve gone against his team? This: "In certain cases, [yes]. But no, plays like this, no, I’m not. You keep the game moving. But I talked about balls maybe down the line, maybe a play at the plate. But, no, you start to slow the game down when you start reviewing every play."

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.