Re: Why we need computers calling balls and strikes
Originally Posted by dougdirt
No, because we can use math/science to determine exactly how the ball moves based on gravity, velocity and spin of the baseball, all of which are measured by the system. Deceleration of the ball is accounted for, as is the spin and break of the baseball.
We can model that stochastically, but then I direct you to my signature. I call shenanigans on Pitch F/X directly measuring spin rate with three standard frame rate cameras. Aliasing alone would preclude it.
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.