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Farrell talks with La Russa about replay system

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CHICAGO -- After expressing his exasperation with the expanded replay system over the weekend, manager John Farrell spoke with Tony La Russa by phone.

La Russa, the former manager, is one of the people taking the lead on the replay system for Major League Baseball.

"I spoke to Tony, and we talked more about the early stages of the system that's in place and some of the adjustments that we're all going through, whether it's the interpretation of the replays or how it's affecting us in our decision-making on the field," said Farrell. "So we're in those growing pains right now. I can't say there's going to be any adjustments or changes based on what we've experienced over the weekend, but overall it was a good conversation."

Farrell challenged a call on Saturday and was not successful, only to have MLB acknowledge after the game it should have been overturned and they didn't get the right camera angle at the time.

On Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi challenged a double-play call against his team, and he was successful in getting it overturned, despite what Farrell vehemently felt was inconclusive footage. The Yankees scored a run on the play, and won the game by one run.

Farrell said after Sunday's game it was hard to have any faith in the system.

"I've not heard anything directly, but I guess I would say I'm expecting some fine to be levied," said Farrell.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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