Robo umps need work: Giants prospect Jacob Heyward ejected after bad call

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Robo umps need work: Giants prospect Jacob Heyward ejected after bad call
Robo umps need work: Giants prospect Jacob Heyward ejected after bad call

Giants prospect Jacob Heyward, kid brother of Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, was ejected for arguing a call by a robot umpire. Welcome to baseball of the future, where the human element continues to vanish and technology continues to transform the game. The Arizona Fall League is experimenting with a computerized strike zone, and it's anything but perfect. It's being used at just one of the AFL ballparks, Salt River Fields, where Heyward's Scottsdale Scorpions play home games while their usual facility, Scottsdale Stadium, gets a face-lift. There is a plate umpire, and he crouches behind the catcher, but he doesn't determine balls and strikes. TrackMan software is used and adjusts the strike

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