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Batter in AFL gets thrown out after robo call called strike

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what's really funny is that even in a game where the home plate ump has been seemingly neutered, he still finds a way to negatively affect the game. he tosses a player that's upset about a strike out as he's walking back to his dug out. WTF, kind of ejection is that. obviously, he's not mad at you. you're not even calling the game. dipshit ump even had some chirping of his own at the end of the clip.

 

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The problem still with robot umps, and the strike zone in particular is that it still changes player to player.  I really can't think of any major sport in which this is the case.  Left to right, the strike zone is consistent with the plate.  But up and down, it is based on a subjective size of the player.  

http://m.mlb.com/glossary/rules/strike-zone

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The official strike zone is the area over home plate from the midpoint between a batter's shoulders and the top of the uniform pants -- when the batter is in his stance and prepared to swing at a pitched ball -- and a point just below the kneecap. 

So by definition, someone who has a more upright stance or who is taller, would have a larger strike zone than someone who has a more crouched stance or is shorter.  Also the measurement of shoulders and top of the uniform pants is a measurement that must be estimated.  Now maybe AI is good enough now to determine this on the batter.  But before someone had to input these measurements for each batter (still subjective) into the computer so that the computer could determine the zone.  This to me is the biggest flaw to the robo strike zone, and IMO, if the MLB wants to eventually go in this direction, they have to make the top/bottom strike zone a fixed determined measurement for everyone.  For instance (just throwing numbers out) one foot above the plate for the lower, and 3 1/2 feet for the upper.  

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19 minutes ago, gotbeer said:

The problem still with robot umps, and the strike zone in particular is that it still changes player to player.  I really can't think of any major sport in which this is the case.  Left to right, the strike zone is consistent with the plate.  But up and down, it is based on a subjective size of the player.  

http://m.mlb.com/glossary/rules/strike-zone

So by definition, someone who has a more upright stance or who is taller, would have a larger strike zone than someone who has a more crouched stance or is shorter.  Also the measurement of shoulders and top of the uniform pants is a measurement that must be estimated.  Now maybe AI is good enough now to determine this on the batter.  But before someone had to input these measurements for each batter (still subjective) into the computer so that the computer could determine the zone.  This to me is the biggest flaw to the robo strike zone, and IMO, if the MLB wants to eventually go in this direction, they have to make the top/bottom strike zone a fixed determined measurement for everyone.  For instance (just throwing numbers out) one foot above the plate for the lower, and 3 1/2 feet for the upper.  

It isn't difficult for technology to accurately make these measurements; nevertheless, I like your idea.

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On 10/17/2019 at 4:23 PM, UndertheHalo said:

leave a thing that doesn’t need to be fixed alone.  Baseball is a game goddamnit.  It’s not that important.  And if you can't just enjoy it on its own terms.  You’re the fuc*king problem. 

 

On 10/17/2019 at 4:26 PM, True Grich said:

This should give @EnglishCop a migraine.

 

On 10/17/2019 at 4:30 PM, UndertheHalo said:

Goddamnit 

It's nice to meet you, ThundertheHalo.

Welcome to our community.

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