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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Varriano: Solving Major League Baseball’s Young Person Problem

put a microphone in the ear or a buzzer in the pocket of home plate umpires that indicates when a pitch is thrown in the electronic strike zone, and the technology is close to doing so accurately. That way hitters come to the plate every game knowing exactly what a strike is and is not, so they swing at more strikes instead of chasing balls incorrectly called strikes, which will result in more contact, better contact and fewer strikeouts despite defensive shifts.

Not sure his idea would work, but there’s some interesting stuff here.

DanG Posted: September 11, 2018 at 08:06 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: pace of play, strike zone

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