Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants celebrate winning Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals.
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October 31, 2014 The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — because it makes the game not more fair but more fun.
Bob Motley, 91, seen here in an undated photo, is the last surviving Negro League umpire.
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August 24, 2014 The 91-year-old former Marine went from borrowing a mask at an Okinawa hospital to umpiring in the Negro League, where he made calls against legends like Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.
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Mike Napoli of the Texas Rangers reacts after first base umpire Ron Kulpa calls Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals safe in the fourth inning of game three of the World Series.
October 26, 2011 Umpires sometimes make bad calls. Should we find better ways to call plays in baseball? For example, should we adopt instant replay more widely? The view from philosophy.
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