May 16, 2019

NO ONE WILL MISS ANGEL HERNANDEZ:

An electronic strike zone is coming to the Atlantic League (Jayson Stark, 5/16/19, The athletic)

For a century, here's how a strike was called in baseball games across the world: An umpire peered intently as the pitch soared toward home plate. Then that umpire rose up out of his crouch. He thrust a finger, dramatically, into the air. He let out a mighty "Stee-rike" call. Rinse and repeat.

But next month in the Atlantic League, that time-honored scene is about to be altered forever - because once the technology is in place and umpires get the gist of it, an electronic TrackMan radar tracking system will be making those ball/strike calls. And you know who will be watching closely?

Major League Baseball, of course.

Posted by at May 16, 2019 11:21 AM

  

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