Q. Would you like to see the base running rule altered, changed? It caused a lot of talk around it.
AJ HINCH: I know there is a lot of talk around it. And I understand the dilemma that everybody is in. Like anything, the whole basis of the replay system or when you start changing rules, is to try to get it right. And it’s hard. We get so many different looks at it nowadays in video and replay and high definition. The umpires are making a call right at the moment. And when they’re not reviewable — I don’t know if he would change his mind if he had it to do over again.
But anything that’s gray area is tough to get on board with. We want this black-and-white decision-making process. Whether that’s about the computerized strike zone or whether it’s about rules or whether it’s about the base running, I can see where it’s at.
That one I wish common sense prevails. Because I actually side with Turner on this one, that I didn’t think that he was getting in the way of anything. It was an errant throw.
The process of trying to get it right I think we can always sharpen.