Originally Posted by 757690
Tennis uses automated line calls and it has been nearly perfect.
The technology is there. We see it work everywhere. It just may not be PitchFx.
That is a key point. PITCHf/x is highly accurate but it is not the world's most
accurate measurement system and in fact there are better measurement systems out there. There is no reason to think that a newer, even better system couldn't be implemented in quick order. After all, scientists (and the military, NASA, SpaceX, etc) can track missiles, satellites, comets and other objects moving at speeds far greater than 90mph and at distances millions of times longer than the dimensions of a ballpark. If you can track the course of a hypersonic ballistic missile and instantaneously plot it's course to within millimeters then measuring the exact course of a baseball is child's play.
PITCHf/x is already installed in all 30 ballparks and it works great. It is already proven to be far, far more accurate than the actual human umpires are. We know PITCHf/x is a big upgrade over human umpiring, but PITCHf/x is not perfect yet either. The technology to upgrade PITCHf/x to an even more accurate system is widely available right now. As time goes by the capabilities will continue to improve at a rapid rate. A supposed lack of technology is nothing more than a red herring employed by people who don't want to replace umpires. The technology is clearly available, it is just a matter of time until MLB decides to give the fans what they want --> we want the correct calls