Give the managers a red flag like they do NFL coaches for instant replays. If there is a call the skipper would like to challenge, he simply throws the red flag and the umps head off to look at the video in order to iron it out.
But if the manager throws the flag and the ump was correct, the team loses a trip to the mound. Or, maybe more extreme, the team could lose a bench player or a relief pitcher.
Could work, right?
As far as the mound visit thing goes, it could be a serious reprimand for coaches like Joe Kerrigan of Pittsburgh. Ol' Tastycake Joe loves going to the mound for a visit. The problem with that is most pitchers aren't too jazzed about his visits.
Here's a funny story:
During a spring training game against the Pirates in mid-March, Kerrigan went to the mound and one of the Phillies' players was heckling the ex-Phillie coach by shouting to the opposing pitcher: "Don't listen to him, you won't learn bleep."
Anyway, Myers faced four hitters in the fourth where he allowed a two-out single to that Jordan Schafer. So far in his big-league career, Schafer is 2-for-2 with a homer.
He also owns the greatest batting average of all-time.
In fact, Schafer has out-hit the Phillies through four innings. In the fourth the Phillies went in order again. That makes them 1-for-13 this year.