‘Robot Umpires’ Debuted in the Atlantic League All-Star Game

Johnny Flores Jr., reporting for Yahoo Sports:

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 so.

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.

Sounds like they need to work on the latency, but this is probably the future for all professional baseball.

Friday, 12 July 2019