Originally Posted by Brutus
I haven't been corrected on anything, AD. I already explained to you that the 99% used by the new system isn't being measured in the same way. The old system claimed 97% of the strike zone called accurate. The new system is measuring 99% accuracy "within an inch" of the location. They are two different things.
The accuracy still hasn't improved "leaps and bounds" like the hyperbole you suggested earlier.
You were indeed corrected. You were quoting very old data and representing it as current data.
You don't think the science and technology behind making measurements is improving? Technology everywhere is improving. Why would pitch tracking be any different?
We can track enemy missiles launched thousands of miles away and pinpoint their position within centimeters even though they are moving at the speed of sound or faster, then fire our own missiles to shoot them out of the sky. Compared to that, measuring the location of a fastball in a ballpark is child's play.
Anyone who says the technology to call balls and strikes electronically is not already available must not use the Internet to follow baseball games. The technology is already in place, it is getting more awesome every year. If MLB decides to use robo-umps it would only take a year or two to perfect and implement a nearly flawless system. It would be a big upgrade over the umpires who make several mistakes in every game.