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If only we had replay review for our lives

A version of this column first appeared in The Dallas Morning News and on Please check out the site.
------------ It’s pro baseball season again, and starting this year, the umpires don’t always get the final say. Replays can now be used to review questionable calls, such as a close play at first base, a tight tag at home or someone eating an entire Choomongous in the stands.
Actually, that last one doesn’t require review. If anyone goes solo on the Rangers’ new ballpark offering, a two-foot-long barbecue sandwich named after outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, that’s clearly a bad call. Prepare for some serious seventh-inning strain.
Other situations in our lives, however, could benefit from instant replay. And now that baseball has joined the other major sports in using replay review, it seems like a good time to consider the wondrous possibilities of our own personal replay reviews.
I know, it’s a pretty sci-fi hypothetical. But haven’t we all wished that we could apply the indis…