Baseball is clumsily seeking to add to its rulebook.
Is the world ready for robot umpires?
Holly and James look at two different umpiring crises, one averted; while Meg learns that Randy Johnson’s home theater has a name.
One rule, but so many questions.
Imagining what becomes of a home plate umpire in an automated strike zone world.
We know umpires don’t call the same strike zone for every count. What we didn’t know before now is that the inconsistency produces more correct calls.
Five years ago, economists found evidence of umpire discrimination based on race. Two new academic papers investigate further.
A look at challenge rates, success rates, and delays so far.
Is the solution to baseball’s pace problem a rule that’s already on the books?