Robot Umpires

Flores Jr.
, reporting for Yahoo Sports, has a story about the future
of baseball.

On Wednesday, the independent Atlantic League, which is a partner
of Major League Baseball, debuted the electronic strike zone during its
All-Star game, making it the first American professional league to do

Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece that was
connected to an iPhone in his pocket. The earpiece relayed balls and
strikes after receiving it from a TrackMan computer system utilizing a
Doppler radar and deBrauwere called them as he received them.

It worked pretty flawlessly. I can’t wait for it to come to Major
League Baseball.

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