Re: Neyer: Computers calling Balls and Strikes!
Originally Posted by M2
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.
And I'm saying that if you have an ump back there, why not use him and use the technology to improve what he is already doing. There's really no need to reinvent the wheel. You need him back there anyway for the other duties, so why not use the technology to improve what he does?
Besides, I'd love to see fans howling when an ump who hasn't "really" called balls and strikes in years has to jump into the game when the machine melts down. I'm sure there will be no issues then.
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
Last edited by Ltlabner; 09-11-2007 at 05:18 PM.