Robot Umpires Debut in Professional Baseball

By |2019-07-11T15:34:34-05:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZyZr1yHCOM 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 [...]