Bud Selig says baseball will expand replay, but gives no timetable

Is Selig finally warming up to replay? (Getty Images)

When it comes to expanding instant replay, MLB commissioner Bud Selig can't seem to make up his mind.

After repeatedly -- and repeatedly -- saying there won't be expanded instant replay in baseball, Selig seems to have changed his mind.

"We're now going to add it on trapped balls in the outfield and as I call them bullets down the right and left field line," Selig said on "The Mike Lupica Show" on ESPN New York Friday (via Sports Xchange).

Wait, what? We've been hearing for years that more replay wasn't doable and Selig himself even said "no one" wants more a few weeks ago. All of a sudden, this bombshell on a radio show?

It's worth noting that no timetable was given as to when this would be implemented. Also, to be fair to Selig, he has said in the past that he would consider expanding replay when the technology was available. So maybe what he said Friday means MLB will eventually do this, but not any time soon.

Still, it really seemed like it would be years before we heard Selig say something like this. Replay could actually be used on catch/no-catch situations in the outfield in the very near future.

Dare we dream that one day we'll be able to review egregious mistakes on out/safe calls on the bases?

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