Baseball umps cite HDTV, SportsCenter for changing the way games are called

MLB has generally been pretty against technology innovations. The K-Zone was created to help judge umpires for the casual viewer, but each umpire still has their own strike zone making life nice and confusing. I think it’s just a matter of time though before they adopt instant replay…not a big difference making a 3 hour long game going 3 hours and 15 mins, right?


“He doesn’t want his crew sitting in the umpires’ room after the game looking at plays and realizing they were wrong. He wants it to be clear that they have to adjust to the reality that high-definition television gives them a look that never existed before.”