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Fans at MLB stadiums might begin hearing directly from umpires about replay reviews Mookie Betts Cool Base Scarlet Jersey as early as the second half of this season.Major League Baseball and its umpires' union are expected to engage in talks soon about having each crew chief wear a microphone, The A sociated Pre s reported Tuesday.The new wrinkle could be put in place for the All-Star Game in July and be used on an J.D. Martinez Game Run Derby Jersey experimental basis the rest of the season, the report said.Under the current system, the Andrew Benintendi Jersey crew chief simply makes a hand signal safe or out, home run or double to indicate the decision after a replay review. Giving umpires microphones would put them in line with their counterparts in the NFL and NHL, though it's unclear how much value their explanations would add.There also are concerns about announcements adding more time to the review proce s and the game in general, which seems to Jackie Robinson Jersey run counter to commi sioner Rob Manfred's wide-ranging efforts to Carl Yastrzemski Jersey speed up the pace of action during games."It's not going to make them any shorter," Red Sox pitcher David Price told the AP of the proposed change.