Originally Posted by Ltlabner
Well, that's were we dissagree. There will still be arguments with the technology available today. Now, if down the road a fail safe system is implemented that has been tested in every way imaginable and shown to be accurate then by all means.
Even then, you are subject to mechanical breakdowns and electronic gremlins. But at least in that scenario it's one game every 10 years that's effected due to computer/mechanical freakout.
And when you've got a system on the fritz, then you'd have an ump behind homeplate to take over. Manual backup. It's as old as the hills.
I don't think anyone's saying the machine will never miss a call, but anyone taking the position that the machine can be used to "teach" the umps what is and isn't a strike has already made a de facto that the machine is more accurate. So, if it's more accurate, use it.