Robots in baseball?
All-Star Game, putting them one step closer to the big time.
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The umpire then relays the call to the players and attending fans, just as always. The umpire can also override the call. "
" I think once people actually see this happening, they're going to realize it's not a big deal, "Atlantic League President Rick White told the Washington Post
The Independent Atlantic League and Major League Baseball have an official partnership as the lower league rolls out new rules, innovations and equipment for MLB to study.
The strike zone system, provided by MLB, created by Trackman, a sports data firm. Software in the press box relays the call to a smart phone, which relays to the bluetooth earpiece the umpire wears.
MLB's executive vice president of economics and operations Morgan Sword told ESPN it was "an exciting night for MLB."
"One of ours is not to replace the umpire, "Sword said. "In fact, we're trying to make the umpire with technology." The home plate umpire has a lot more to do than call balls and strikes, and we're in touch with our umpires
"I have It's inevitable, "Atlantic League umpire Derek Moccia told the Post. The game is bigger than you, bigger than any player. "[1
All of this comes before the negotiation of a new one collective bargaining agreement in 2021 when MLB owners and players seek to agree to any such rule changes.
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