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Friday, October 14, 2016

Bauer cuts finger on drone, won’t start Game 2

Trevor Bauer cut his finger fixing one of the drones he likes to fly and won’t start Game 2 of the AL Championship Series, again diverting the Cleveland Indians’ pitching plans for the playoffs.

The right-hander needed several stitches to close the cut on the pinkie on his pitching hand. The enigmatic Bauer has built and flown drones for years, and was hurt while repairing a propeller.

Rob Manfred is open to outlawing drone usage.


Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 14, 2016 at 04:41 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: robots in baseball

Monday, July 18, 2016

MLB stars don’t want to see robot umps

Full title at Sporting News Rage against the machines: MLB stars don’t want to see robot umps

Sporting News asked several All-Stars and found, overwhelmingly, that the game’s best players do not want to see a change, for a variety of reasons. Here is what they had to say.

The law of unintended consequences is always in play. Worth a read.

Bote Man Posted: July 18, 2016 at 01:24 PM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: robots in baseball, technology, umpiring



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