Wowsers. Talk about incredible!
— ESPN (@espn) March 31, 2014
Now, if that doesn’t give you the warm fuzzies and make you wanna stand up and salute ‘Merica, I don’t know what will.
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In other opening day news, a call was overturned today during the Milwaukee/Braves game using expanded instant replay:
MILWAUKEE — The first call overturned by instant replay in Major League Baseball history occurred Monday in Milwaukee, as Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun’s infield single was changed to an out.
It took just 58 seconds for a decision to be made, as the process seemed to work smoothly. Multiple replays were shown on the scoreboard at Miller Park while crew chief Ted Barrett received word from umpires at the replay command center in New York.
Braun hit a slow roller to Braves third baseman Chris Johnson to start the bottom of the sixth inning. Johnson double clutched to make the play close, and first-base umpire Greg Gibson called Braun safe.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez didn’t waste much time and challenged the play almost immediately. Barrett then signaled Braun was out after removing the headset.
The Brewers won the game 2-0.