Originally Posted by George Anderson
I think threads about computerizing balls and strikes are giving "Adam Dunn Sucks" threads a run for the money.
The reality is computerized balls and strikes are not likely to happen in our lifetime. MLB is very conservative and does not react quickly to change. There is no system currently in place at any level of professional or amateur baseball so this alone tells me this isn't even on the radar for MLB to implement anytime soon.
I have no problem with instant replay being used on a limited basis but as far as balls and strikes I have no real opinion because again, it isn't going to happen in my lifetime so why think about it?
Don't think also that there won't be controversy should a computerized system ever be put in place. I gaurantee fans and players alike will still question and gripe about the calls.
The only real place I can find where people want some computerized ball and strikes system is on this board.
I will check back in a month or so when a new thread about this is started and will copy and paste the same thing again.
Then I think you will be shocked when balls and strikes are called electronically in major league baseball within the next 10 years.
There is already a system in place in all 30 MLB ballparks that measures the strikezone more accurately than any umpire in the history of the sport. The technology is already here, the only thing needed is for the Commissioner to flip the switch.