translated from Spanish: MLB doubles camera angles for instant replay

New York.- In a bid to improve its instant replay system, the major league office doubled the available number of isolated cameras to 24 for this new season. MLB also organized for high-speed frame cameras to transmit directly to the new instant replay operations center and stadium video rooms. In addition, MLB will control zoom-in HD cameras that will be installed in elevated locations behind the plate.
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A new replay operation center, about twice the size of the previous one, was built as part of MLB and MLB Advanced Media’s move to a joint office in Manhattan, across from Radio City Music Hall.» We think the product of all this will result in a much faster process of video review, so we’ll make the videos available to umpires much faster, so that they make the decision faster,» said Chris Marinak, MLB’s executive vice president of strategy, technology and innovation. «It will be the same case for stadium replay staff, who help their manager make the decision about whether or not to challenge the play.» Each manager will have 20 seconds to decide whether to request a review, instead of the 30 seconds they previously had. The MLB season, which was delayed by the pandemic, begins Thursday with the duel among the New York Yankees against the Washington.MLB National champions began reviewing replays in 2014 after years of bad umpires’ bad decisions, such as the first base mistake of umpire Jim Joyce who stripped the Venezuelan Armando Galarraga Detroit, of what would have been the last outing of a perfect game. During last year’s regular season there were 1,275 reviews, including 1,051 requested by managers, a 1-minute and 46-second average. Of these decisions, 603 (47.3%) reversed, 310 (24.3%) confirmed, 352 (27.6%) remained and 10 (0.8%) were as a record. You might be interested in: 
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