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NFT: It Begins: Robot Umps in Baseball

ChaChing : 7/10/2019 8:55 pm
Ask, then wait for a long-ass time. Then wait some more

Then you shall receive...but have to wait some more for it to hit the bigs of course

eStrike Zone in Atlantic League ASG - ( New Window )
I'm down for this  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 7/10/2019 8:56 pm : link
it will certainly help Judge get more walks.
Anything that sends Joe West and Angel Hernandez to retirement  
Ten Ton Hammer : 7/10/2019 9:01 pm : link
is a plus.
I can't wait until this really happens  
illmatic : 7/10/2019 9:11 pm : link
Forget the whole purist nonsense. I just want an honest, accurate game for both teams. Put the umps on the bases and in the outfield. We'll review those calls if we have to.
RE: I can't wait until this really happens  
BigBlueShock : 7/10/2019 9:16 pm : link
In comment 14496312 illmatic said:
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Forget the whole purist nonsense. I just want an honest, accurate game for both teams. Put the umps on the bases and in the outfield. We'll review those calls if we have to.

I completely agree. The absolute refusal for umps to be held accountable is infuriating. They just continue to call whatever they think a strike should be without any consequences for calling shitty games. They just go out the next game and do the same...
I like it because essentially  
steve in ky : 7/10/2019 9:20 pm : link
it's not replacing the home ump but instead using the available technology in assisting him to more accurately do his job.
As  
Jerry from Maine : 7/10/2019 9:21 pm : link
A baseball fan for 50+ years, I'll stop watching/follow baseball for good. I pay for MLB just to watch the Mets. Whats next AI techknowledg refes for football @ basketball.
They need to teach  
Les in TO : 7/10/2019 9:28 pm : link
The robot how much complaining from a manager is acceptable before tossing him from the game
RE: As  
steve in ky : 7/10/2019 9:29 pm : link
In comment 14496318 Jerry from Maine said:
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A baseball fan for 50+ years, I'll stop watching/follow baseball for good. I pay for MLB just to watch the Mets. Whats next AI techknowledg refes for football @ basketball.


Did you read the article? I'm about as much of a purist as anyone and after reading it, I thought it sounded like if done right it could be a good idea.
You knew it was coming when they gave you  
Marty in Albany : 7/10/2019 9:30 pm : link
Instant replay.

Now get the pitchers to throw rather than dawdle and if a batter steps out of the batters box to adjust his batting gloves, confiscate the fucking gloves.
RE: RE: As  
Jerry from Maine : 7/10/2019 9:49 pm : link
In comment 14496326 steve in ky said:
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In comment 14496318 Jerry from Maine said:


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A baseball fan for 50+ years, I'll stop watching/follow baseball for good. I pay for MLB just to watch the Mets. Whats next AI techknowledg refes for football @ basketball.



Did you read the article? I'm about as much of a purist as anyone and after reading it, I thought it sounded like if done right it could be a good idea.
Yes. I read the article. Why pay a guy to sit there and listen for the call in his ear. Screw that. Its a game played by people and judged by people. I'm sick of the frame by frame instance replay. We will never have a perfect game. Sorry for the choppy post I hate trying to type on my phone
To each his own  
ChaChing : 7/10/2019 10:00 pm : link
but for me, any game that can't follow it's own rules whether because of human error, subjectively written rules and the like is pointless

If they can't get the SZ right you don't get an even competitive balance. That means the result is not all that definitive. It means a lot of times the winner isn't the better team, and not because of better plays that game but random calls

Like an experiment with inconsistent controls - you wouldn't get a clear result. The strikezone IS a control. If you get that wrong - even randomly - how can you be sure who scored more even in that single game? Plus SZ is THE fundamental rule. Any chance to get it right should be a must
What ever happened  
Pete in MD : 7/10/2019 10:25 pm : link
to QuesTec? I thought it was supposed to do the same thing 10+ years ago.
The variable strike zone in baseball seriously hurt credibility  
Torrag : 7/11/2019 1:19 am : link
Throw in the juiced balls and it's just a waste of my time. Hopefully over time they'll get it right but I'm not holding my breath.
Another well over 50 year fan  
section125 : 7/11/2019 1:27 am : link
and I want to see it happen. I don't mind consistent strike zones even if generous. Cannot accept one time it is a ball and next it is a strike and it wobbles through the game, especially on consecutive pitches.
the yankees will finally  
madgiantscow009 : 7/11/2019 1:28 am : link
stop getting all those sweetheart calls.
If it will stop all the bitching about ball and strike calls...  
Jim in Tampa : 7/11/2019 7:45 am : link
On Yankee game threads I'm all for it ;<)

Seriously, it's long overdue. If you have the technology to make the game better, why not use it?

RE: If it will stop all the bitching about ball and strike calls...  
adamg : 7/11/2019 8:37 am : link
In comment 14496470 Jim in Tampa said:
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On Yankee game threads I'm all for it ;<)

Seriously, it's long overdue. If you have the technology to make the game better, why not use it?


Considering the bitching in those threads at times, I imagine we'll find something new to bitch about.
I think we should eliminate all HD cameras from sports  
DC Gmen Fan : 7/11/2019 9:22 am : link
and just have it the way it used to be; judgement calls without the possibility to analyze frame by frame to the nano-micron what happened.

Games went so much smoother before all this tech crap.

Get off my synthetic lawn!
Aaron Judge is smiling somewhere  
BigBlue2112 : 7/11/2019 9:22 am : link
and Jose Altuve is now really upset
Great news  
NYerInMA : 7/11/2019 9:41 am : link
The sooner they get those arrogant old codgers out of the loop, the better.
RE: Great news  
section125 : 7/11/2019 9:50 am : link
In comment 14496506 NYerInMA said:
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The sooner they get those arrogant old codgers out of the loop, the better.


You resemble that remark.
Sooner this takes over full-time  
Metnut : 7/11/2019 9:57 am : link
in MLB the better. The umpires constantly blow balls and strikes each game and it hurts the product. To make matters worse, some of these umpires have personal biases and huge egos. Sooner the impact of these guys on the games is lessened by technology, the better.

Lessening the impact of the line judges in tennis has been a clear win for the game because of how good and fast the tech is. It'll have the same impact in baseball if they could put together tech that efficient and fast (which already available for balls and strikes).
MLB signs contract with Skynet.  
since1925 : 7/11/2019 1:22 pm : link
Soon humans will be completely out of the loop.
RE: MLB signs contract with Skynet.  
81_Great_Dane : 7/11/2019 2:01 pm : link
In comment 14496728 since1925 said:
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Soon humans will be completely out of the loop.

Colossus: The Manfred Project
RE: You knew it was coming when they gave you  
Dave in PA : 7/11/2019 5:21 pm : link
In comment 14496328 Marty in Albany said:
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Instant replay.

Now get the pitchers to throw rather than dawdle and if a batter steps out of the batters box to adjust his batting gloves, confiscate the fucking gloves.
Stepping out of the box without a good reason should be an automatic strike against the batter. We donít need OCD Nomar Garciaparra imitations after every single pitch
RE: Aaron Judge is smiling somewhere  
Eman11 : 7/11/2019 5:36 pm : link
In comment 14496502 BigBlue2112 said:
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and Jose Altuve is now really upset


Why? I'd imagine the same way Judge will benefit from not getting called on the low strike, Altuve won't get called on the high ones. Seems to me the strike zone would be adjusted for every batter individually, and it'd be better for everyone.

I think long term it gives the league more O without changing rules  
ChaChing : 7/11/2019 7:38 pm : link
I could be wrong, but IMO now pitchers have a lot less leeway to miss - even ignoring umps tendencies

Hitters will have a lot less guessing, a lot less bitching about the call either way (because it will be accurate more often than it is now). The SZ now is the same for your every AB - per the rule. Vs arbitrary wide or low strikes for example, if not just from human error pitch to pitch
RE: As  
MetsAreBack : 7/11/2019 7:42 pm : link
In comment 14496318 Jerry from Maine said:
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A baseball fan for 50+ years, I'll stop watching/follow baseball for good. I pay for MLB just to watch the Mets. Whats next AI techknowledg refes for football @ basketball.


A man of progress! You must have been a blast to be around during the industrial revolution.
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