A computer is now being used to rule balls and strikes in professional baseball,

The independent Atlantic League debuted a computer that works in tandem with a human umpire to make calls during the game. A computer system using a Doppler radar relays information about a pitch to an umpire wearing an earpiece.

The technology did not appear to have any delay. However, the players took notice.

“One time I already had caught the ball back from the catcher, and he signaled strike,” said pitcher Daryl Thompson.

The human umpires can overrule the computer. While the kinks may still be getting worked out, this is looking like it could be the future of baseball.



– Intern Reece