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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3465 on: January 19, 2020, 07:49:33 PM »
Would love to see pitcher get a mic with an earpiece to the catcher
The problem with that is that usually the catcher is calling pitches (or they're coming from the dugout) either way it wouldn't usually the pitcher doing the speaking. If the catcher had a mic (as he's doing the pitch selection) the batter will most likely be able to hear.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3466 on: January 19, 2020, 07:55:36 PM »
If the catcher had a mic (as he's doing the pitch selection) the batter will most likely be able to hear.
How about a buzzer?  :)
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3467 on: January 19, 2020, 07:56:41 PM »
The problem with that is that usually the catcher is calling pitches (or they're coming from the dugout) either way it wouldn't usually the pitcher doing the speaking. If the catcher had a mic (as he's doing the pitch selection) the batter will most likely be able to hear.
Right, it would be a button system for the catcher
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3468 on: January 19, 2020, 07:59:44 PM »
I was thinking that.
How about a buzzer?  :)
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3469 on: January 19, 2020, 08:08:24 PM »
Or you switch it so the pitcher calls it.

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3470 on: January 19, 2020, 08:09:40 PM »
Or you switch it so the pitcher calls it.
That's a pretty major change to how the game is played.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3471 on: January 19, 2020, 08:14:41 PM »
That's a pretty major change to how the game is played.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3472 on: January 19, 2020, 08:17:30 PM »
Or you switch it so the pitcher calls it.

how about a pitching coach calls it (like in football) and both pitcher and catcher have ear pieces?

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3473 on: January 19, 2020, 08:19:41 PM »
how about a pitching coach calls it (like in football) and both pitcher and catcher have ear pieces?
That's possible. I've had that discussion with some people recently. It would also get rid of the need for mound visits, which especially for pitching changes are completely unnecessary.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3474 on: January 19, 2020, 08:32:34 PM »
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3475 on: January 19, 2020, 10:27:42 PM »
The problem with that is that usually the catcher is calling pitches (or they're coming from the dugout) either way it wouldn't usually the pitcher doing the speaking. If the catcher had a mic (as he's doing the pitch selection) the batter will most likely be able to hear.

Or you switch it so the pitcher calls it.

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3476 on: January 19, 2020, 10:49:00 PM »
Just ban sign stealing and be done with it.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3477 on: January 27, 2020, 01:28:19 PM »

Overdue
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3478 on: January 27, 2020, 02:42:47 PM »
While this is nice, it's not something that is more obvious in baseball as it is in other sports, because in baseball, more often than say football/hockey, the calls are usually binary, and the umprire's hand signals tell you the end result, some examples:
- Fair ball or foul ball
- HR or base hit



Overdue

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3479 on: January 27, 2020, 02:47:16 PM »
How about a buzzer?  :)

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IIRC, there was a time in the early 2000s, where they were testing a pitcher/catcher system in spring training. The catcher had a series of buttons on the back of his glove, and the pitcher a series of LEDs in his web. The catcher would hit a button on the back of his glove to send the signal, the pitcher would see the LED light up and throw that pitch.

I need to find an article about it - I do remember teams trying it out, but I don't remember why it didn't catch on.