MLB http://wesa.fm en Is Video Replay in Major League Baseball Worth the Wait? http://wesa.fm/post/video-replay-major-league-baseball-worth-wait <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A challenge flag is thrown, the Major League Baseball officials talk to the coach who throws it, and one official goes to a screen and reviews the play. The official comes back and rules the runner out at first base. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That</span><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/03/31/first-regular-season-instant-replay-challenge-cubs-pirates--jeff-samardzija/7121825/" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;scene</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;can and did happen at the Pirates' opening day Major League Baseball game,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">thanks to new rule changes that have increased the use of video replay in umpiring.</span></p><p>Are all of these replays really necessary or is it not worth the price of slowing down the game? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sportswriter emeritus Bob Dvorchak&nbsp;has covered the Pirates for many years and shared his opinion on the hot topic.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:46:52 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27539 at http://wesa.fm R.A. Dickey Pitches Memoirs and the Knuckleball http://wesa.fm/post/ra-dickey-pitches-memoirs-and-knuckleball <p><a href="http://bluejays.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=285079#gameType='R'&amp;sectionType=career&amp;statType=2&amp;season=2013&amp;level='ALL'">Toronto Blue Jays pitcher,</a>R.A. Dickey is a religious man, a family man and the only pitcher in the major leagues that still throws a unique pitch known as the knuckleball.&nbsp; He addresses all of this in his book, <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/baseball/mlb/03/26/dickey.excerpt/index.html"><u>Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball </u></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Last year, after pitching for the New York Mets, <a href="http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/8633034/ra-dickey-new-york-mets-wins-national-league-cy-young-becoming-first-knuckleballer-win-award">Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the prestigious National League Cy Young Award</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:40:54 +0000 Katherine Blackley 12742 at http://wesa.fm R.A. Dickey Pitches Memoirs and the Knuckleball