The Future of MLB: Umpires or Machines?

Posted: 3rd November 2009 by Ben Olch in MLB
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If you have been watching the Major League Baseball playoffs this season, you know the umpiring has been far from perfect. Whether it was Joe MauerÆs line drive a foot inside the line being called foul or Robinson Cano being called safe when tagged well off the base, there is no doubt that umpires have gotten some crucial and obvious plays wrong. Umpires blowing calls isnÆt exactly a new phenomenon. Ask any St. Louis Cardinals fan who was alive in 1985 about the World Series that took place that year, and you will undoubtedly hear about Don Denkinger. Denkinger missed a call at first base, calling Royals leadoff hitter Jose Orta safe when he was clearly beaten by the ball and Cardinals closer Todd Worrell to the bag. As long as Major League Baseball employs humans to call balls and stri ...

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