What a terrible, terrible idea.

In an unprecedented expansion of its own video replay program, Major League Baseball is giving team managers authority to challenge on-field rulings by sending them to officials outside the stadium. Plays will be reviewed at baseball’s new Replay Command Center, located at Major League Baseball’s Advanced Media offices in New York City.

via Major League Baseball Is Outsourcing Their Reviewed Calls, Will There Be Riots? ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community.

Not only do games not need to be slowed down any more than they already are, but baseball is one of the last games that still left to the discretion of the human beings on the field. This just makes it feel like more of a video game, more of a business. And that’s the opposite of what the league should be trying to do since that’s what every owner has been doing for 10 years now and look how things are going.