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(Deadspin)   The human element in baseball - Part 2: The generous strike zone called during Jered Weaver's no-hitter   (deadspin.com) divider line 3
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2012-05-04 02:39:54 PM  
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Is the strike zone the reason for all of Albert Pujols' no hitters?
2012-05-04 12:42:07 PM  
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IAmRight: It has nothing to do with the argument for technology assistance - you're throwing that in there because you think people care so desperately about everything. These data points seem to be on a plane - baseballs don't always cross the plate in a straight line. So since home plate has depth, which plane should we consider as the strike zone? Unless you have 3D modeling, which seems far more in-depth than the simplest sport in the world deserves.


Link to SportVision, the company that does PitchFx. From it:
"It has been installed in all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums, and currently tracks pitches for every MLB game. The system utilizes three tracking cameras and a central pitch tracking system in every stadium. Each tracking camera records the pitch from the time it leaves the pitcher's hand until it crosses the plate, and then it sends this information to the tracking system to calculate and store the digital record of the pitch - including speed, location, and trajectory."

They're doing this already for every pitch in every game. The suggested change would involve signaling the umpire via an earpiece as each pitch arrives. That part is not hard.

Your username should just be replaced by the Ironic tag.
2012-05-04 10:49:46 AM  
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We must keep human error in baseball and make sure teams continue to get screwed even though we now have the means to make it better because apple pie and America.
 
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