First base umpire Bob Davidson, right, and home plate umpire John Hirschbeck, left, talk over headsets as a play at first base is being reviewed in the fifth inning during the opening day baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria requested a replay on an out call. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)Gene Puskar
By every perception, angle, and shutter-speed available to the naked eye, Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader stole his first base of the season on April 29, at Washington. Only replay, with its superhuman gift to parse the infinitesimal, said otherwise.