Well folks… it’s happening. No, I’m not talking about spring training baseball finally being here, I’m talking about the robot takeover.
With MLB set to start test driving robot umpires — or rather the electronic strike zone — in the Grapefruit League over the next few weeks, we asked your thoughts on the topic over on our Twitter account.
Here’s how you voted:
Do you want Robot umps in baseball?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) January 23, 2020
The majority of the more than 2,700 votes are against the idea. But let’s first look at the general feeling among those that think this a great idea:
Why wouldn’t you want every strike and ball called correctly? Every play at the plate correct too. I just don’t understand all the people voting no? Why?
— RIP GG KB (@bMOODY91) January 23, 2020
Of course, there are those (53%, the majority) who would rather not
No No No NEVER , ya cant boo a robot
— Greg Autry (@CGAGreg) January 23, 2020
How about let’s have less technology in baseball. No robot umpires, no shoulder buzzers and no center field cameras.
— Dodger Nation (@kaga2020kh) January 23, 2020
Of course, there is one thing we could…