Home Plate Umpires May Be Replaced with Computers
It is quite certain that computers will continue to replace humans in various jobs. The wildest one I had heard of up to now was a computer frying hamburgers. And recently from the food industry, word of a computer pizza making machine.
Is technology going to far? How about self driving cars? Would you ride in one? It might come in handy on New Years Eve.
Now we go to sports.If you have ever disagreed with calls from a home plate umpire, there may be something new on the way that might interest you.
Home plate umpires may be replaced with computers. Computer umpires could be called up to the major leagues over the next five seasons.
Umpires agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of an automated ball-strike system as part of a five year labor contract Saturday (12/21).