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Great piece, but I’m going to once again beat the drum that computers need to be calling balls and strikes. The fact that you managed to gin up 10 examples (and I’m guessing there are countless more) during this “streak” just shows the ridiculous inconsistency between umpires, or even batters. We can track spin rate and exit velocity and every other conceivable angle of these pitches….but we still have a fat guy squatting behind another fat guy calling balls and strikes. And everyone appears to be just fine with it.

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