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Thursday, May 30, 2013

This is the sort of TV umpires use for instant replay

I heard you can play Pong on it.

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A few weeks ago, umpire Angel Hernandez blew a call on an Adam Rosales home run despite having the opportunity to review it on a replay monitor. At the time it was reported that umpires who review home run calls do so with the same pictures the fans see on TV, using large full resolution HD broadcast monitors made by Panasonic and similar to those commonly used in TV production trucks.

It’s not clear if that was the case at Progressive Field where the Rosales home run was hit. And there is now evidence that the equipment used from park-to-park varies. Below is a picture of the television that is used by umpires to review home run and boundary calls at one National League park, supplied to HardballTalk by a source who had access to the equipment a little over a week ago and took this photo:

I heard you can play Pong on it.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 30, 2013 at 04:07 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bhaakon Posted: May 30, 2013 at 06:01 PM (#4456174)
It doesn't look good, but that monitor should be plenty big enough. If you need your face crushed up against a 60' LCD to try to make a call, the video probably isn't definitive.
   2. Dan Posted: May 30, 2013 at 06:34 PM (#4456196)
I thought that after the Cleveland #### up there was an article showing that the replay TVs were 19" 720p Sharp LCD TVs used due to a Sharp sponsorship? This looks like the computer display showing the weather radar, presumably what umps use to determine whether they should call a game or wait out the rain. Whoever took this picture seems to have confused two different monitors and their uses.
   3. A triple short of the cycle Posted: May 30, 2013 at 07:53 PM (#4456251)
That looks like something I would expect at a 1960s-era stadium like the Oakland Coliseum, not a modern ballpark. Or is this a joke.
   4. Lassus Posted: May 30, 2013 at 07:57 PM (#4456255)
Already presented. Stupid complaint.
   5. my ignorance is just as good as your STEAGLES Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:31 PM (#4456299)
judging by the water stains on the floor and the color of various objects in the photo, i'm gonna say that's dodger stadium.
   6. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: May 30, 2013 at 09:23 PM (#4456357)
Calcaterra posted a correction in the post that states this photo is incorrect. He's not allowed to post the photos that MLB sent to him, but he does describe the TVs as 19" Panasonic models with HD capability.
   7. Lassus Posted: May 30, 2013 at 09:35 PM (#4456373)
That is very, very, very disappointing from Craig.
   8. The Ghost - You know why I'm here. Posted: May 31, 2013 at 09:07 PM (#4457394)
SO they sent him photos but don't let him post them? Is this a copyright issue? Else why beg the question?
   9. madvillain Posted: May 31, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4457409)
Thank you Lassus. Much ado about nothing. That looks like a 17" probably 1620x1080 capable monitor. That's above 720p resolution and PLENTY good enough to discern detail on when your face is 5 inches from the glass.

This is a total non issue and it's obscuring the real problems with replay.
   10. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 09:21 PM (#4457413)
It's obviously not the actual TV, anyway, since it isn't unplugged.

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