During major tennis events on TV, there is always discussion about the new player challenge system. And strangely, I agree with what Mary Carillo has to say.
She believes the technology is there to be used; so why should the players have to be the ones to question a call? If there is a close call, the umpire can within seconds check the call through Shot Spot (or whatever they use) and then correct the call.
For continuing the good fan interest the system has created, the whole stadium should be able to see the â€œcorrect callâ€ through the 3-D animation on big screen and slow up play less than the old come-to-the-chair-and-argue system used to.
What we have now is similar to the archaic rules in baseball where the umpires on the first and third base lines can see whether the batter has come around with the bat; but canâ€™t â€œmake the callâ€ unless someone asks.
And even sillier is what happens after a runner tags up following a fly ball to the outfield: the umpire standing by the base SEES that the runner has left early (in violation of the Rules of Baseball) but is not allowed to make the call unless someone asks him?!?!
Technology is here and will end up being used in all sports eventually; so why not now?