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Electronic umpires
3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 9:28AM #1
mic4life
Posts: 173
I for one will embrace this technology. We all like to complain about balls and strikes but if we had a chance to get behind home plate I'm sure we'd realize with the speed and movement of a major league pitcher it's not an easy job. I'm tired of watching pitches 6-8" off the plate inside and out  taking the bat out of a players hands and changing the outcome of a game. I remember Liván Hernández wining the MVP of the  world series 1997 striking out 15 batters throwing pitches 8-10" off the plate.





3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 9:41AM #2
Bill
Posts: 310

I agree. It's very important to reward and nurture the high skill caps of these players by having an accurate strike zone. It's ridiculous to see a batter SKILLFULLY take a pitch just below the zone only to get wrung up. Or, a pitcher locate a pitch and have it called a ball. Consistency is very important.


3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 10:24AM #3
Lola
Posts: 24,567

No Thank you! 


Lets keep the human element in Baseball, this isn’t a video game. You win some... lose some calls.

3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 10:28AM #4
felipe27point5
Posts: 2,580

Jul 12, 2019 -- 10:24AM, Lola wrote:


No Thank you! 


Lets keep the human element in Baseball, this isn’t a video game. You win some... lose some calls.




But it's human element on top of human element. Nobody is calling for robot umpires or robot hitters, it's letting humans play humans and have the correct result for what happens

You are welcome to recall my posts when it becomes that i'm proven wrong as long as we judge it on the merits of what we knew to be true at the time it was posted.
3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 11:01AM #5
njyf
Posts: 829

Count me as a supporter of using technology to call balls and strikes. Another poster Paterson had posted this link and I thought I post it here again. Very interesting reading.


www.bu.edu/articles/2019/mlb-umpires-str...

3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 11:13AM #6
mic4life
Posts: 173

Read the Article. This by no means takes away the human element. The umpires welcomed the help reducing the stress of yea or ney. Read the article.



3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 11:16AM #7
Dan
Posts: 822

The robot ump was wrong on 38% of the calls.  It seems the technology is not ready.

3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 11:22AM #8
felipe27point5
Posts: 2,580

Jul 12, 2019 -- 11:16AM, Dan wrote:


The robot ump was wrong on 38% of the calls.  It seems the technology is not ready.




Source?

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3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 11:27AM #9
Bill
Posts: 310

Robot Ump sounds like some Luddite scare words. There isn't gonna be a ****ing robot standing behind home plate, lol.


It's umpires being assisted with pitch tracking technology (the same crap that shows how bad the calls are when we're watching on YES).


3 months ago  ::  Jul 12, 2019 - 11:33AM #10
felipe27point5
Posts: 2,580

Jul 12, 2019 -- 11:27AM, Bill wrote:


Robot Ump sounds like some Luddite scare words. There isn't gonna be a ****ing robot standing behind home plate, lol




Actually that makes me less enthusiastic about them.


I want R2Diaz behind the dish

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