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  1. 1. Do you like the strike zone box graphic imposed on your tv for viewing?

    • No, I am a sports fan that doesn't need this gimmicky graphic to let me know balls and strikes!
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    • Yes, it is sort of cool, it helps me see the strike zone and the close pitches.
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    • I don't care one way or the other, whatever!
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10 minutes ago, billchao said:

@Billy Z I recorded this just for you 😃

Did it catch the plate or no?

The ump missed the call, it was a strike!!!!!! lol

Again, that is very difficult to tell. I did a frame by frame, the best I could, and this one appears to have caught the corner, but one cannot tell unless there was a view from above the plate as it crossed the plane of the front of the plate. I guess the point I would like to make is that what the fans see as a ball or strike, may not be accurate sometimes.

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13 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

The ump missed the call, it was a strike!!!!!! lol

He sure did, it got a lot of the plate.

 

13 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

Again, that is very difficult to tell. I did a frame by frame, the best I could, and this one appears to have caught the corner, but one cannot tell unless there was a view from above the plate as it crossed the plane of the front of the plate. I guess the point I would like to make is that what the fans see as a ball or strike, may not be accurate sometimes.

That’s kind of my point. It’s hard to tell, but the K Zone nailed it. It helps fans see it.

I can take it or leave it because I’ve watched a lot of baseball in my life, but I firmly believe the K Zone is good for the game. It gives casual fans a better understanding of the game and hardcore fans something to use in discussions.

And at the end of the day, we can all agree: Angel Hernandez is a terrible umpire.

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I think what hurt was the catcher trying to frame the pitch. His gloved moved a lot, and I wonder if that influenced the umpire in thinking it was off the plate. 

Yea, it looks to pass over the edge of the plate. 

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34 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

I think what hurt was the catcher trying to frame the pitch. His gloved moved a lot, and I wonder if that influenced the umpire in thinking it was off the plate. 

Yea, it looks to pass over the edge of the plate. 

Framing is a talent the catchers have perfected, lol, it seems to be more of their skillset nowadays.

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One thing I will add is when Dennis Eckersley is commenting on strikes and balls, he has the advantage of not only looking at the box, but he is right above home plate, dead center in the press box. From there he can absolutely see if the ball was over the plate horizontally and can see if it’s a strike in the zone (knee up) from the video vertically. The box does a good job on this IMO.

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3 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I hope Billy Z was watching.

Just a brief moment for the pure baseball fans to enjoy baseball without four two-pixel-wide line segments cluttering up America's (former) pastime.

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21 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I hope Billy Z was watching.

“Michigan Man Arrested for Disrupting Baseball Broadcast”

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1 minute ago, billchao said:

“Michigan Man Arrested for Disrupting Baseball Broadcast”

Send him to that state down south!

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3 hours ago, iacas said:

Just a brief moment for the pure baseball fans to enjoy baseball without four two-pixel-wide line segments cluttering up America's (former) pastime.

Game ended up being my Padres first ever no hitter ... but that one moment during the 2nd out in the 4th inning was definitely the highlight!!

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15 hours ago, Golfingdad said:

Padres-Rangers game right now, they randomly turned off the box for, it seems, one pitch a minute ago.  Lol.

Maybe they're coming to their senses, but I doubt it. MLB is doing everything in their power to ruin the game, and it's not just the kzone. Fwiw, I am not watching baseball these days.

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13 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

Maybe they're coming to their senses, but I doubt it. MLB is doing everything in their power to ruin the game, and it's not just the kzone. Fwiw, I am not watching baseball these days.

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7 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I hate the Mariner's Sunday home uniforms...

If this is the uniform you are talking about, I think it would better in Dodger/Tiger white instead of cream. 

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40 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

MLB is doing everything in their power to ruin the game

It’s bred from little league. Too many games lasting too long.

 

40 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

Fwiw, I am not watching baseball these days.

Try 8hrs Saturday, 7 hours Sunday where 90% of runs come from wild pitches, stolen bases.😳

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1 hour ago, Billy Z said:

If this is the uniform you are talking about, I think it would better in Dodger/Tiger white instead of cream. 

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Yep.  I prefer the teal.  Not that retro look.

And during Sunday home games the graphic strike zone is in royal blue, too.

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43 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

And during Sunday home games the graphic strike zone is in royal blue, too.

That must really be obnoxious. You know, if they are going to have that silly box, at least make it the least imposing as possible.

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3 hours ago, Billy Z said:

Maybe they're coming to their senses, but I doubt it. MLB is doing everything in their power to ruin the game, and it's not just the kzone. Fwiw, I am not watching baseball these days.

Nah - I watched the whole game and it was basically just that one pitch. Somebody forgot to press a button.

What else besides k-zone do you believe is ruining the game?

 

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