Boston University graduate students pulled together a new study that shows that MLB are getting things wrong a lot of the time.

Which you would figure, humans make mistakes.  

This many calls though, that’s just ludicrous. 

Via BU.EDU: 

“In 2018, MLB umpires, made 34,294 incorrect ball and strike calls for an average of 14 per game or 1.6 per inning,” per the study. “Many umpires well exceeded this number. Some of these flubbed calls were game changing.”

“Botched calls and high error rates are rampant. MLB home plate umpires make incorrect calls at least 20% of the time – one in every five calls. In the 2018 season, MLB umpires made 34,246 incorrect ball and strike calls for an average of 14 per game, or 1.6 per inning. Last season, 55 games – 2.2% of the total played – ended with an incorrect call.

“When batters had two strikes, the error rate for all umpires increased – incorrect calls happen 29% of the time, almost double the error rate when the batter had one or no strikes.”

Put a chip in the ball and track it with that chip for correct calls.

No more arguing strikes and balls.

The age of the robotic umpire is coming sooner than we think. 

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