Re: Why we need computers calling balls and strikes
Originally Posted by Brutus
Likewise, saying something is "proven" that hasn't even been implemented for the use people are suggesting is not very prudent either.
The system was put into place to do a number of things... incorporate visual data online; give better statistical analysis of players; and further, grade umpires. The system was not designed to call balls and strikes directly.
So saying it's proven to do something it wasn't designed to do is a little bit of a stretch.
The system was put in place to help judge umpires on their balls and strike calls. So it's a good enough technology to judge umpires, but not good enough to determine if the ball was a strike or not? That argument just seems very weak to me. It was designed SPECIFICALLY to call balls and strikes, now we just need to do it.
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