Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league
NEW YORK (AP) - Get ready for strikes by robots.
No, overworked machines aren't walking out in a labor protest.
Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 28 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between home and first will be shortened by 3 inches. The ground between the mound and home plate will lengthen by 2 feet for the second half of the season beginning July 12.
The 60-foot-6-inch distance between the front of the pitching rubber and the ...