Baseball is back – and it began kind of the same way it ended. At the season opener on Sunday – it was The Mets vs the Kansas City Royals. And, just like the last game of the 2015 World Series, the Mets lost. And even before the game started, the Mets had to watch the Royals receive the championship trophy. And that moment — that was captured the next morning on a baseball card.
The expansion of instant replay in baseball threatens to extinguish one of the game’s most popular traditions: umpire-manager arguments.