Armando Galarraga

Video replay expansion gives MLB accuracy, but takes away something else

Now that Major League Baseball has been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, we can all take comfort in the fact that truth, justice and the National Pastime will forever be protected by modern video technology.

Don't misunderstand the sarcastic tone. The decision to dramatically expand the use of video replay to reverse bad umpire rulings is the correct one for our time. There's no reason to let bad calls stand when there is an almost foolproof way to replace them with good ones.

Still, it's fair to examine what we are sacrificing on the altar of getting it right.

It is what the people who debate this issue refer to either reverently or derisively as...