Re: Neyer: Computers calling Balls and Strikes!
Originally Posted by registerthis
Show me where it says that missed calls are part and parcel with the baseball contest. Simply because it's been allowed to happen doesn't mean nothing should be done to prevent it from happening in the future.
Clearly, what's being argued here is theory. You keep coming back to this point of not believing that a computer could call a game better than a human being. Fine--I disagree, but putting that aside, the argument being put forth is *if* a computerized system could be implemented that was more accurate than an umpire, why would you not use it? Why the opposition to such a clear improvement to the game?
Obviously it isn't written anyware. But that the game has survived and thrived for over 100 years even with the flaws and missed calls tells me that defacto it's "part and parcel". It is part of the game simply because it has been part of the game. Doesn't mean that improvements can't be made of course.
I haven't said I wouldn't use it. If we are all dancing around in the world of make believe and fantesy and such a system exists, I have said a few times that I would be ok with it. I might dissagree on how it's implemented but I agree that it would be helpfull.
How is that confusing?
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate