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The Atlantic hates baseball

A recent article in The Atlantic states that technology advancements – specifically cameras – has ruined baseball. We all know the cameras, they are everywhere – they are the reason you can use Gameday on mlb.com to see balls and strikes per batter. 226 more words

Rookie Umpires and the Strike Zone

Summary: Based on a suggestion heard at SaberSeminar, I use a few different means to examine how rookie umpires call the strike zone. Those seven umpires appear to consistently call more low strikes than the league as a whole, but some simple statistics suggest it’s unlikely they are actually moving the needle. 772 more words


MLB Instant Replay and the Future Strike Zone

MLB has finally decided to add Instant Replay and start getting calls right (instead of relying on bonehead umpires) to guesstimate critical calls.  According to a recent USA Today Sports Article, 52 percent of all challenged calls were overturned (heading into the All-Star Break).  331 more words

Instant Replay