MLB’s PitchCom System Draws Mixed Reactions

A sport that has always struggled with change has mixed opinions about PitchCom and other new technologies. But everyone seems to agree that the systems work.

Baseball and technology have always made for wary partners.

For a five-year span in the 1930s, as radio became more popular, all three New York teams — the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers — banned live play-by-play of their games because they feared the new medium would reduce attendance. When the Chicago Cubs added lights to Wrigley Field in 1988, allowing them to walk away from generations of games played exclusively during the day, fans were up in arms. When electronic calls of balls and strikes

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