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Yu Darvish and his catcher Victor Caratini put on a show… fooling home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak. Umpires frequently get defensive claiming catcher frame-jobs “don’t change their calls.”
Video evidence has determined: That was a lie!
Darvish’s dominant performance was partly due to flat out sick movement, but also high way robbery frame-jobs behind the plate. Some of those pitches weren’t close! Makes taking nasty sliders off the plate look impossible to resist.
Why umpires act smarter than they are
Officials of any profession will always be at risk to be replaced by a…robot! Umpires want baseball fans to believe the sport NEEDS the human element to operate. Are they watching these videos?
MLB tried an electronic strike zone during spring training. It was a dumpster fire. Science clearly hasn’t caught up to ditch the umpires that frankly look too old to see balls and strikes anyway.
Ben Zobrist to umpire Phil Cuzzi: “That’s why we want an electronic strike zone.”— NBC Sports Chicago (@NBCSChicago) August 14, 2018
The 37-year-old #Cubs veteran made the most of his first career ejection: https://t.co/89iB203CbY pic.twitter.com/nh9xLPpiVE
Players telling umpires to their faces: “we want an electronic strike zone” is like telling your wife you can’t wait to replace her. Hunny the second I find your replacement, you’re gone! That’s essentially the place major league umpires reside. Transitioning into becoming obsolete.
Umpiring in the big leagues has gotten too difficult for humans to handle. Pitch velocities sky rocketed…making subtle misses harder to notice. Too much on their plate. The NFL deals with this too…a million different fouls we’ve added to the rule book. Humans can’t keep up with the demand, but robots can.
The perfection of robotic officiating can’t get to the sports world soon enough!