VIDEO: Ron Roenicke challenges call just so ump can try out new system
As the following Brewers-White Sox clip shows, even the umps need a little practice in spring training.
First, here's the video of the disputed call in Monday's Brewers-White Sox tilt that was eventually settled via the new rules for expanded replay ...
Now here's the backstory, courtesy of MLB.com's Alyson Footer ...
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke challenged a play at the plate vs. CWS today. But not because he thought the umps had missed it.— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) March 10, 2014
Roenicke: "That umpire (Scott Barry) hadn't done replay yet. He goes, "Will you challenge it? Because I haven't done it yet.'"— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) March 10, 2014
Conclusion: Just ask nicely, and Ron Roenicke will absolutely do you a solid.