Baseball great Mike Schmidt suggests calling balls and strikes using a force field. His unfortunate choice of terms allows the writers to mock him, but he is absolutely right. Umpires have squeezed the strike zone down to nothing. Hitters should be forced to swing more often. Computers can all balls and strikes more accurately. 


I have already seen a difference in baseball due to the new replay rules. First base coaches don't argue on close plays for they know the truth will come out on the video and be upheld. Big arguments were always fun to watch, but sort of adolescent. Eliminating them and letting the players play knowing that the calls will be corrected is the way to go. I have been watching MLB's collection of stellar defensive plays. The athleticism on display is enough. We don't need inaccurate umpire calls for entertainment. 


Baseball great Mike Schmidt suggests calling balls and strikes using a force field. His unfortunate choice of terms allows the writers to mock him, but he is absolutely right. Umpires have squeezed the strike zone down to nothing. Hitters should be forced to swing more often. Computers can all balls and strikes more accurately. 

I have already seen a difference in baseball due to the new replay rules. First base coaches don't argue on close plays for they know the truth will come out on the video and be upheld. Big arguments were always fun to watch, but sort of adolescent. Eliminating them and letting the players play knowing that the calls will be corrected is the way to go. I have been watching MLB's collection of stellar defensive plays. The athleticism on display is enough. We don't need inaccurate umpire calls for entertainment.