Matt dissects a Jose Altuve commercial, Craig dissects a Jered Weaver tweet, and Mary unmasks the robots behind the plate.
When umpires don’t call balls and strikes the way we expect them to, who suffers?
The staff has some recommendations to bolster rules enforcement and call accuracy in Major League Baseball.
Ian Kennedy, Zack Greinke, and the probabilistic approach to determining intention.
Robots aren’t a realistic solution for all of umpires’ ills.
We all want to see more plays called correctly, but altering the existing umpiring system could have unintended consequences.
I was thinking about writing about stupid umpiring decisions, having watched Dan Iassogna make an egregious error in judgment yesterday in the Reds/Dodgers game, but Rob Neyer beat me to that one as well. Suffice to say that Eric Gagne should not have been ejected.