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Are you for or against QuesTech?

Poll ended at Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:59 pm

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Don't Use it
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69%
 
Total votes : 32

Are you for or against QuesTech?

Postby jayman » Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:59 pm

I'm sorry, but why even bother writing a rule about balls and stirkes. Over the plate, between the keens and under the letters (somewhere around there) - I think not.

Use QuesTech, make the pitchers get the ball over the plate. If Glavine did that he wouldn't be a HOF.
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Postby ondeckb » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:03 pm

Use it....umpires who can't call a rule book strike just piss me off...... :-P
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Postby BabyBoomer » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:07 pm

baseball would not be the same with it. One of the biggest aspect of pitching is making the umpire believe you pitch is right. I loved when glaving was able to work around the plate and get strike called

Many pitchers would be afraid of pitching in the corners if the system is put into baseball

QuesTech = More HR and less tactical pitchers

I love watching great pitching match and i think if they put it into play then pitcher would be afraid to pitch the corners because it will probably going to be called a ball.
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Postby BGbootha » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:08 pm

although the consistancy would be nice. The umpire is part of the game. Keep it that way.
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Postby WhiteHot » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:08 pm

I was a catcher in little league and high school baseball. I agree that part of baseball is the catcher setting up and framing pitches.
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Postby thetruth » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:16 pm

questech is stupid.
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Postby shortround_phat2008 » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:17 pm

I hate it
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Postby jayman » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:22 pm

so, there is no strike zone? It's all just bs?
What am I saying, of course it is.
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Postby Spartans Rule » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:23 pm

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I've never had a big problem with the way MLB games are called. Umpires are screened well, trained well, and generally do a pretty good job. Framing pitches, adjusting to the way umpires call, getting a little leeway on the corners - these are all essential parts of the game.

Now of course QuesTech would help eliminate the occasional blatant blown call, which happens with human umps. But I don't think its worth changing the whole game for that.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:25 pm

Why even have home plate umpires if they're going to make them call pitches the way a machine sees them instead of how they see them? I thought thye wanted to keep the game "real", or else they could just put implement a computerized strike zone. Then it would never be wrong, so if that's what they want, lets get rid of umpires altogether. :-t

Just leave it up to them. They're pros. They shouldn't have to adjust how they see the strike zone to accomodate a machine. If it was always like that, I wouldn't have as much of a problem with it, but now all umpires have to change the way they have called balls and strikes, which is not fair for pitchers. Either make it so machines make the calls, or leave it to umpires. Hell, might as well add instant replay for close calls while they're at it.
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