Major League Baseball owners have agreed to test two different advanced replay systems live during games starting next week, and if they prove accurate they could precede an overhaul of the system for the 2013 season, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
MLB will analyze a radar-based system and a camera-based system, both similar to the one used in tennis for down-the-line fair-or-foul calls. Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will be the guinea-pig parks for the systems, which have been installed recently.
MLB will analyze a radar-based system and a camera-based system. (AP)The use of the systems will be strictly in the background and for analysis. Because the number of questionable plays during games is likely to be limited, MLB plans to do extra testing on non-game days. Before implementing the technology in its 30 ballparks, the league wants to ensure its accuracy is up to standard.
... Even though some high-ranking baseball officials remain dubious on replay – commissioner Bud Selig said at the All-Star Game “nobody is anxious to increase instant replay” – there is a groundswell of support to at least quell the perception that baseball is ignoring the available technologies.
The onus now is on the systems to perform well enough they track within a fraction of an inch balls traveling more than 100 mph.
Posted: August 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM | 13 comment(s)
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