Should Little League Games Have Instant Replay?

At Saturday’s West Coast Regionals game in San Bernardino, a player did not touch third base, prompting the umpire to call him out and helping Petaluma win 7-5.

It was the bottom of the sixth inning and the last batter from the opposing team was up.

The first and second base were loaded with two outs. Then a base hit got past the Petaluma team's left fielder and both runners scored, making the score 7-6 with the tying run on base and the winning run coming to bat.

But then someone noticed that the Hawaii runner who scored the sixth run did not touch third base as he ran toward home plate. The home run was appealed to an umpire and the runner called out, ending the game with a 7-5 Petaluma victory. 

Would having instant replay on all televised Little League games prevent a similar situation from occurring in the future? Sound off in the comments below.

Jolene Sisseck August 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM
NO that's what the umpire's get PAID for right?.. do we have an instant replay in the MLB??? I don't think so~!
jeff erbst August 13, 2012 at 09:45 PM
referee? LL volunteer umpires don't get paid.
Gail Rorick August 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Yes, there should be 'Instant Replay' because nobody is perfect no matter how hard you try.
John Perry August 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM
For the past two years, they have instant replay for the World Series games in Williamsport. It is real fast and works well, it also takes alot of pressure off the umpires.
Coach August 13, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I think the goal is to get it right, and 6 umpires on the field should. I am for replay in all sports as long as it is consistent throughout the season. I would hate to open the door to a team that lost a game on the road to Williamsport to say " if we had replay, it would be us there". Since we cannot do it throughout the entire all star process, I would not support it for the televised games. It would be like the NFL only having replay for the Super Bowl. It's either the entire season or nothing in my book.
Ptown August 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM
He didn't touch third, right? So the umps called it correctly, how would instant replay prevent a similar situation from occurring?
Ambrose Bierce August 14, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Replay? How about a Do-over then? If umps get a chance to be "reviewed" why not the players, I mean c'mon, they're only 11 years old. ... Other than that it should be noted that this is being touted on twitter as "sports writing at its best" - ironically, I'm sure.
The Fool August 14, 2012 at 06:32 PM
The thing America needs is to take high-stakes sporting events even more seriously, at a younger age. I personally support instant replay for 4-Square and hopscotch. Thank god we are making our kids grow up so fast. Childhood really is unnecessary.
John Cronin August 14, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Leave it as is, if you noticed the strike zones that some of the umpires had, that is a better place to start
Jolene Sisseck August 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Amen John, you couldn't of said it any better!!!...


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