MLB: Yankees MiLB catcher asks for bad pitching review and the robot umpire does his job

It seems that this year, the umpires of MLB they are being much worse than they have been in past years, with many bad markings what they have done during the season that have decided games and the players, managers, coaches and fans they are ‘up to here’ from the bad job they have done. With all this, it seems that the ‘robot umpires’ they will reach the Majors in the following years, yes or yes, and in fact they have worked quite well in the minor leagues.

At a recent game by the New York Yankees’ Class A team, the Tampa Tarpons, coached by manager Rachel Balkovec, pitcher Richard Fitts was on the mound when he was one strike short of the first strikeout in the first inning. its late, but the umpire called a ball. However, catcher Antonio Gómez asked the umpire to review the play.

As this technology is already in use in some minor league parks, as with instant replay, you can request a review of the play. Thanks to the “challenge” of the Yankees catcher, the umpire rectified the marking and instead of a ball he ended up scoring a strike, completing Richard Fitts’ strikeout.

The ABS system (Automated Strikes an Balls System) works with a device on the plate umpire’s belt that has an earpiece worn by the official. This gadget is synced up with an automatically computer-generated strike zone like on TV broadcasts, and on every pitch that doesn’t swing, it tells the umpire whether or not the ball crossed the strike zone through that headset.

Now, the umpire continues to have the last word on the field of play and is the highest authority, since he can continue to determine whether or not the ball was a strike at his own discretion with his own imaginary strike zone, and it is only in cases of review in which the authority of the ump can be challenged.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie at Al Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, number one defender of Barry Bonds, and hater of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to have the World Series taken from them for their cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag football, basketball, and just about any other game that involves a ball or ball. I’m also an amateur musician, a penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world capital of shrimp, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived for a while in Australia; I survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: Yankees MiLB catcher asks for bad pitching review and the robot umpire does his job