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Fredi is first manager to visit Replay Command Center

NEW YORK -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez visited Major League Baseball Advanced Media's office on Saturday morning to see the Replay Command Center, where staffed umpires review the plays challenged by managers during the course of games.

"I just wanted to get a feel for when we challenge or when somebody else challenges to know what is going on," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez spoke to MLB's director of instant replay, Justin Klemm, who is responsible for managing the umpires at the Replay Command Center, handling supervisor staffing at the facility and, along with the technology director at MLBAM, helping to coordinate the procedural configuration with all 30 teams.

"We were talking back and forth about feeds and angles," Gonzalez said. "I think it's just going to keep getting better and better."

Klemm told Gonzalez that he was the first manager to visit the facility, which was constructed to meet the needs of the expanded instant replay system that MLB began using at the start of this season.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for
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