Robot umps can't stop Roberto Pérez

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Robot umps can't stop Roberto Pérez
Robot umps can't stop Roberto Pérez

Roberto Pérez is built to survive the robot apocalypse. According to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, the league will begin testing “robot umpires” as early as spring training. They won't be used to determine in game calls yet, but the system will be in place for select locations and it'll be tracking balls and strikes. It doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to see that robot umps in real games are coming sooner or later. The goal of such a system is to stop blown calls by umpires over the course of a season. Umpires who are, after all, human and cannot track a 97 mph fastball with tailing action quite like a high speed camera can. With a robotic strikezone in place, umpires will receive the

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