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Damn Dodgers!!! (Original Post) True Dough Oct 2021 OP
It's great to have... orwell Oct 2021 #1
I'm fully in favor True Dough Oct 2021 #2
It would be a welcome relief... orwell Oct 2021 #7
It's great to have ...the umpires on your side. LenaBaby61 Oct 2021 #3
The home plate ump was horrible tonight. Talk about a generous strike zone. Sibelius Fan Oct 2021 #4
The home plate ump was horrible tonight. Talk about a generous strike zone. LenaBaby61 Oct 2021 #5
Shoulda been 7. You're right about that. Iggo Oct 2021 #6
But rules can be updated, Iggo True Dough Oct 2021 #8
Yep, I'm with you there. Iggo Oct 2021 #9

orwell

(7,769 posts)
1. It's great to have...
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 01:23 AM
Oct 2021

...the umpires on your side. Ask Kris Bryant.

MLB got what they wanted...a mega market team moving on.

The ball and strike calls in this series were all over the place. It was a joke.

True Dough

(17,246 posts)
2. I'm fully in favor
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 01:33 AM
Oct 2021

of automating balls and strikes. The technology exists and is now proven. Just like both leagues should have a designated hitter. Let's move on!

orwell

(7,769 posts)
7. It would be a welcome relief...
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:00 PM
Oct 2021

...technology is already exposing how bad the umps are with the strike zone right there on the screen. Not only that, the umps aren't even consistent, changing with the reputation of the pitcher or the batter.

I also love how announcers say that this ump has a "wide zone" or "gives" the low pitch or the "high strike."

Batters are faced with expanding the zone based on the umpire's rep. Pitchers are forced to pitch to it.

With the speed and movement of the modern pitcher there is no way in hell that a human can come close to being accurate.

Bring on RoboUmp!

(Unfortunately, the umpires union won't "allow" it...)

LenaBaby61

(6,972 posts)
3. It's great to have ...the umpires on your side.
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 02:17 AM
Oct 2021

Yeah, that wasn't a strike to end the game. He didn't break his wrists.

Dodgers move on though, to the NLCS ...

Sibelius Fan

(24,392 posts)
4. The home plate ump was horrible tonight. Talk about a generous strike zone.
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 05:06 AM
Oct 2021

I’m all for going to the computers calling balls and strikes via K-zone. Let the home plate ump call other things, but not balls and strikes.

LenaBaby61

(6,972 posts)
5. The home plate ump was horrible tonight. Talk about a generous strike zone.
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:31 AM
Oct 2021

I have no dog in the fight, although I am in Los Angeles, and yes that umpire had a 'generous' floating strike-zone for one team and not the other. As the person stated up thread, they got the markee teams they wanted closer to the World Series.

Iggo

(47,534 posts)
6. Shoulda been 7. You're right about that.
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:44 AM
Oct 2021

Also, shouldn’t have 107-wins playing 106-wins in the first round (a stupid stupid 3-out-of-5 round, to purposely belabor that point.)

But them’s the rules.

True Dough

(17,246 posts)
8. But rules can be updated, Iggo
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:00 PM
Oct 2021

And the proper seeding of teams by MLB is one of those rules that is begging to be changed.

Iggo

(47,534 posts)
9. Yep, I'm with you there.
Fri Oct 15, 2021, 08:55 PM
Oct 2021

Whichever team lost this one was gonna get righteously screwed, even without the bad call. A hundred wins should mean more than facing another hundred win team in the first round. That’s just not right.

And five game series are just stupid.

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