Re: Why we need computers calling balls and strikes
It would be interesting for MLB to try this out in spring training, even at just a couple ball parks.
Of course, you can expect the umps would go out on strike.
What about giving each manager three ball/strike challenges per game? If the challenge wins, they don't have to use it up. There would need to be rules for borderline calls.
The problem I see with Gameday strike zones is that they are two diminsional. The plate is three diminsional, and a curve can theoretically cross the zone behind the front plane of the plate. How do we measure for that?
I like the idea, but I don't think the technology is quite there yet.
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