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So the Atlanta Braves have the honor of the first successful use of instant replay to reverse a call on March 31, 2014. I’m not sure I’m going to be a fan of this but I am sure it is here to stay. Umpires

Ryan Braun was ultimately ruled out instead of safe after a challenge by Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez that took 58 seconds.

Braun originally was called safe at first base by umpire Greg Gibson on a leadoff infield single fielded by third baseman Chris Johnson in the sixth inning. Commissioner Bud Selig was at Miller Park for the first reversal.

The umpires gathered near the third-base line during the review, while Braun waited near first base. The call was reversed to out, and Braun ran back to the dugout.

Gonzalez said after the game, won 2-0 by Milwaukee, that he thought the review lasted much longer than 58 seconds and that he was going to watch a replay of the replay to time the decision. Still, he was pleased overall.

“You know what? They got the play right. That’s the bottom line,” Gonzalez said. “It’s a process that they [were] looking at two to three years of working through the kinks.”

Braun thought it worked out, too, even if he was called out.

“I had a pretty good idea that I was out. For all of us, we just hope they get it right, and they did get it right,” he said.

via Expanded instant replay system put to the test across Major League Baseball on Opening Day – ESPN.