The Dodgers have featured Ross Stripling on their Instagram live feed every week in a segment called Live from Sunset Strip. This week, Justin Turner joined Ross Stripling to talk like after baseball, clutch hitting, and plenty of other baseball related things.
One of the topics of conversations brought up by Dodgers fans in the chat was an electronic strike zone. The elimination of the human aspect of balls and strikes has been talked about for a while now, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it a much closer reality than we all thought. Stripling brings up a good point about how it would help hitters.
I think it’ll benefit hitters more than pitchers because I think you’ll know where the strike zone is every game…if the hitter knows exactly where the strike zone is every game, he’s really gonna master that zone. And I feel like if anything it benefits you guys a little bit more but I’m not necessarily opposed to it.
It makes sense, given the unpredictable nature of umpires in today’s game, But the Dodgers infielder had a surprising take on the use of electronic strike zones.
It’s tough, there are a lot of kinks to it. How are you going to…