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Baseball’s Instant Replay

At first, I was skeptical of Major League Baseball introducing instant replay, but after discussing the differences between Cricket and Baseball with a friend of mine who is originally from India, and has played and watch Cricket live, I began warming to the idea of instant replay.

A lot of arguments against instant replay are based on people saying that it will ruin the game of Baseball.

Cricket, the game that Baseball stemmed from, was first played in England in the 18th Century. The International Cricket Council has introduced instant replay in 2008, using it to review run-outs, stampings, and doubtful catches. Cricket’s instant replay system allows players to seek reviews by a third umpire, of decision made by the on-field umpires.

So, if the age old game of Cricket, a game that was the inspiration behind America’s Pastime, why not be happy about Major League Baseball introducing instant replay.

Students Take Selfies During Tucson Riot

After the Arizona Wildcat’s Elite Eight loss to the Wisconsin Badgers, students assembled in the middle of University Boulevard, only to be met by a platoon of Tucson Police Officers in full riot gear. 

Students gathered beer cans, smoke bombs, and sparklers and were throwing them in the direction of the riot police who were guarding University. 

Some students on the outskirts of the action had a different approach to the chaos that broke out on University Boulevard, choosing to take “riot selfies.”

When the smoke cleared, literally, crowds dispersed, leaving TPD officers guarding the intersection of Tyndall and University.

TPD officers detained 15 people during the riot.