Re: Why we need computers calling balls and strikes
Originally Posted by M2
No, that's just you trying to make it into something absurd so you don't have to deal with the reality that the existing technology for calling balls and strikes is already more accurate and consistent than umps (as an aside, it's the technology they use to determine how frequently umps make/miss their calls).
Goofy as umps can be about bang-bang calls and SB tags, we're going to have to live with it because it's the only way to make an instantaneous call. Balls and strikes is a different story.
Oh my humble apology for being so absurd. See my definition of being absurd is thinking MLB will radically changing the game over night by eliminating humans with a technology system that has yet to be tried at any level of professional or amateur baseball. Also disregarding the fact that the difference between humans and technology in regards to calling balls and strikes is minor at best.
I also thought that if we are going to go your route and use technology instead of humans we should just go all the way and use it on the field also. I didn't realize that an umpire missing a ball 2 inches off the plate was more important than a missed play at the plate.
Once again, my humble apology.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
Last edited by George Anderson; 11-16-2012 at 08:00 PM.