Good news! MLB owners, umpires and the MLBPA have issued their formal approval of what you, the discriminating fan, have approved all along.
That’s right: They approve Instant Replay.
According to a press release, the owners enjoy its catchy, up-tempo melody while the players and umpires agree that this particular part of the chorus –
Eeya-eeya eeya eeya-eeya
– remains both “timeless and universal … definitely not exclusive to 1978.”
According to the same press release, they also approve Debby Boone’s hair, which “remains attractive despite resembling a cumulonimbus cloud rising above a prairie fire,” and the concept that all we are is dust in the wind.
John Paschal is a regular contributor to The Hardball Times and The Hardball Times Baseball Annual.