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Automating the strike zone

Yes, technology has shown umps are incompetent
29 (87.9%)
No, it would change the game too much
4 (12.1%)
I can't decide.
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 33

Voting closed: November 10, 2019, 11:12:54 PM

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #226: October 24, 2019, 11:11:29 AM »
Phrasing

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #227: October 24, 2019, 07:04:22 PM »
No to automated umpires. We have enough robots in this life..... Robots to check out your groceries, robots to call you and annoy you on the telephone,  robots to handle your customer service experience, etc.....One of the great things about baseball used to be that it seldom if ever changed. They brought in replay and replay sucks. Now robot umpires? No thanks. I'm fine with leaving the human element intact, even if mistakes are made.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #228: October 24, 2019, 07:56:56 PM »
No to automated umpires. We have enough robots in this life..... Robots to check out your groceries, robots to call you and annoy you on the telephone,  robots to handle your customer service experience, etc.....One of the great things about baseball used to be that it seldom if ever changed. They brought in replay and replay sucks. Now robot umpires? No thanks. I'm fine with leaving the human element intact, even if mistakes are made.

The humans that decide the outcomes of games are the players.

I’m against robot players.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #229: October 24, 2019, 08:06:53 PM »
The humans that decide the outcomes of games are the players.

I’m against robot players.

Pretty much this.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #230: October 24, 2019, 10:12:18 PM »
I wonder about the over/under on this topic. I suspect folks over 65 are going to be super-anti robot and folks under 35 would be super-pro robot. There's got to be a median in there somewhere. 50 seems like a reasonable guess, maybe 55.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #231: October 24, 2019, 10:15:30 PM »
I wonder about the over/under on this topic. I suspect folks over 65 are going to be super-anti robot and folks under 35 would be super-pro robot. There's got to be a median in there somewhere. 50 seems like a reasonable guess, maybe 55.

I'm 60 and definitely pro-robot.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #232: October 24, 2019, 10:20:17 PM »
I'm 60 and definitely pro-robot.

Yeah, I thought you were a bit outside the range, which is what made me think about the question. I'm sure there's someone here who's young but was raised in a really big baseball household that hates the idea of robots, as well. For the record, I'm mid-40's and am very pro-robot. My wife is mid-40's and was strongly anti-robot but after watching the strike zones and listening to the announcers this post-season, she's undecided, but leaning towards pro-robot.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #233: October 24, 2019, 10:31:43 PM »
You could be right, although it could be the older "haven't fallen apart yet" group more than the younger high-tech perspective.

I wonder about the over/under on this topic. I suspect folks over 65 are going to be super-anti robot and folks under 35 would be super-pro robot. There's got to be a median in there somewhere. 50 seems like a reasonable guess, maybe 55.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #234: October 24, 2019, 11:00:45 PM »
You could be right, although it could be the older "haven't fallen apart yet" group more than the younger high-tech perspective.

My gut says the perspective split is 'Tradition is important,' vs. 'This is a fixable problem.'

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #235: October 25, 2019, 08:31:40 AM »
I would be pro-robot if it were a guaranteed 100% accuracy rate.  They can’t guarantee it so, no robot umpires.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #236: October 25, 2019, 08:33:17 AM »
I would be pro-robot if it were a guaranteed 100% accuracy rate.  They can’t guarantee it so, no robot umpires.

Or if they could get Rosie from the Jetsons.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #237: October 25, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »
So perfect is the enemy of much better?

I would be pro-robot if it were a guaranteed 100% accuracy rate.  They can’t guarantee it so, no robot umpires.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #238: October 25, 2019, 08:55:43 AM »
Think of the robots they could recruit. Rosie. That "Danger-Will-Robinson" robot from Lost in Space. 3CPO. That sex pot robot from that movie with Kevin Spacey.

Or if they could get Rosie from the Jetsons.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #239: October 25, 2019, 08:59:27 AM »
I would be pro-robot if it were a guaranteed 100% accuracy rate.  They can’t guarantee it so, no robot umpires.
I'm fine if they would just fix egregious mistakes.  If a ball is called with the whole ball inside the strike zone, or a strike is called where it is more than a full ball outside, buzz down and correct it.   Surely, they have the technology for that to be 100% accurate.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #240: October 25, 2019, 09:06:46 AM »
Think of the robots they could recruit. Rosie. That "Danger-Will-Robinson" robot from Lost in Space. 3CPO. That sex pot robot from that movie with Kevin Spacey.

You could have all the Terminators.  I would not want to argue with the first Terminator.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #241: October 25, 2019, 09:23:18 AM »
Think of the robots they could recruit. Rosie. That "Danger-Will-Robinson" robot from Lost in Space. 3CPO. That sex pot robot from that movie with Kevin Spacey.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #243: October 25, 2019, 09:37:34 AM »
Just have the Umps identify as robots, there, problem solved, everyone happy.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #244: October 25, 2019, 09:50:03 AM »
Just have the Umps identify as robots, there, problem solved, everyone happy.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #245: October 25, 2019, 10:27:16 AM »
Think of the robots they could recruit. Rosie. That "Danger-Will-Robinson" robot from Lost in Space. 3CPO. That sex pot robot from that movie with Kevin Spacey.





:shock:  Now you're getting the droids mixed up? Of all the robots to get confused on, that's the one that makes the most sense. :stir:

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #246: October 25, 2019, 10:34:34 AM »
The humans that decide the outcomes of games are the players.


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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #247: October 25, 2019, 10:40:12 AM »
No to automated umpires. We have enough robots in this life..... Robots to check out your groceries, robots to call you and annoy you on the telephone,  robots to handle your customer service experience, etc.....One of the great things about baseball used to be that it seldom if ever changed. They brought in replay and replay sucks. Now robot umpires? No thanks. I'm fine with leaving the human element intact, even if mistakes are made.

Human interaction is overrated. Robots bring the perfect order we seek in life.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #248: October 26, 2019, 06:27:00 AM »
But robots can't think out of the box, resolve a unusual circumstance, or come up with new information.  Would you like this game to be the same as it was in Abner Doubleday's time ?

Human interaction is overrated. Robots bring the perfect order we seek in life.

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Re: It's time to automate the strike zone
« Reply #249: October 26, 2019, 09:40:36 AM »
Home plate blue interjected himself into the game.  Time for the change.