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  1. Baseball Throws First Pitch, Has New Replay Review

    Fans rejoiced yesterday as players stepped onto the diamond for Opening Day, but critics of baseball’s expanded instant replay system groaned. Monday marked the first use of the replay system, which is drawing criticism for being arbitrary and insufficient. First put to use in the Cubs-Pirates game, an umpire’s call was upheld after a brief delay. The umpire scored points for being right, and the Cubs lost both the call and the game.

    Sources: NYT, Grantland, The Atlantic, USA Today, Slate

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