Re: Why we need computers calling balls and strikes
Originally Posted by Caveman Techie
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.
No, that's not true. It was not designed specifically for that. They already had a system designed "specifically" for calling balls and strikes -- QuesTech. This system was designed to incorporate visual data online, help statistical analysis as well as grade umpires. It was designed for a lot of uses. not "specifically" for one. Still, the system was meant for grading umpires after the fact, not to be relied upon to call the game live. There are a lot of things that are not "proven" as to how that would work if suddenly the system is being used to specifically dictate the game.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Last edited by Brutus; 11-17-2012 at 03:59 PM.