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MLB umpire John Hirschbeck talks about the expansion of instant replay

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - We're about two months away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training and one of the changes coming to Major League Baseball in 2014 is the expansion of instant replay.

Similar to the NFL, managers have the ability to challenge a call by an umpire. This will result in fewer arguments between managers and the men in blue.

Long time umpire and Valley native John Hirschebeck told WFMJ Weekend Today that he's pleased with the replay expansion.

"I like it. I don't know that we really have a say. I know it's what the public, what the media, what the world wants. They want everything to be perfect and it's just the day and age we live in. So like any technology, why fight it. Move along and accept it, embrace it, work with it," Hirschbeck said.

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