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MLB to use robot umps in spring training
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2853...ning-games

Quote:Commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball plans to use a computerized camera system to call balls and strikes during spring training games this year, expanding the sport's implementation of "robot umpires."

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Manfred also said baseball would start using the camera system for balls and strikes in "some of our minor league(s) this year."

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"We think it's more accurate than a human being standing there," Manfred said. "The current strike zone design is actually three-dimensional, and a camera is better at calling a three-dimensional strike zone than the human eye."

I don't understand how a computer can accurately alter the strike zone to adjust for each player's height and stance. A live human can adjust his strike zone if the player hunches over too much.

If this ever goes live during the regular season, I think you'll start seeing players spending a lot of time figuring out how to fool the computer when they're looking for a walk.
01-22-2020 02:29 PM
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RE: MLB to use robot umps in spring training
01-22-2020 06:05 PM
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RE: MLB to use robot umps in spring training
(01-22-2020 02:29 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2853...ning-games

Quote:Commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball plans to use a computerized camera system to call balls and strikes during spring training games this year, expanding the sport's implementation of "robot umpires."

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Manfred also said baseball would start using the camera system for balls and strikes in "some of our minor league(s) this year."

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"We think it's more accurate than a human being standing there," Manfred said. "The current strike zone design is actually three-dimensional, and a camera is better at calling a three-dimensional strike zone than the human eye."

I don't understand how a computer can accurately alter the strike zone to adjust for each player's height and stance. A live human can adjust his strike zone if the player hunches over too much.

If this ever goes live during the regular season, I think you'll start seeing players spending a lot of time figuring out how to fool the computer when they're looking for a walk.

The sooner this gets here the better... Get rid of the framing bull ****.
01-22-2020 06:50 PM
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RE: MLB to use robot umps in spring training
(01-22-2020 06:50 PM)stever20 Wrote:  
(01-22-2020 02:29 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2853...ning-games

Quote:Commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball plans to use a computerized camera system to call balls and strikes during spring training games this year, expanding the sport's implementation of "robot umpires."

...

Manfred also said baseball would start using the camera system for balls and strikes in "some of our minor league(s) this year."

...

"We think it's more accurate than a human being standing there," Manfred said. "The current strike zone design is actually three-dimensional, and a camera is better at calling a three-dimensional strike zone than the human eye."

I don't understand how a computer can accurately alter the strike zone to adjust for each player's height and stance. A live human can adjust his strike zone if the player hunches over too much.

If this ever goes live during the regular season, I think you'll start seeing players spending a lot of time figuring out how to fool the computer when they're looking for a walk.

The sooner this gets here the better... Get rid of the framing bull ****.

Yeah, the players already spend a lot of time trying to fool the home plate umpire into calling a strike instead of a ball or vice versa. So if they're trying to fool a machine instead, it's just six of one or a half dozen of the other.
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MLB to use robot umps in spring training
Many intersections use cameras for vehicle detection. They draw a box and count every time something enters it. Sounds like what we are looking for


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