Robot Umpires

The future is here.

Buried in an ESPN story on Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is something I’ve been screaming about for years — robot umpires.

Generally, Manfred wants to speed the game up and hears the complaints about three-hour games and that the game needs fixing.

He tells me, in terms far more certain than he has laid out publicly before, that he fully…



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