MLB goes to PitchCom to avoid pitches inclination

The catcher wears a PitchCom wristband.

The catcher wears a PitchCom wristband.
Photo: AP

In a sport where some stadiums still tune scoreboards manually, it’s no surprise that it took a major signal-stealing scandal from the MLB to try out the technology. League announced Teams will be allowed to use PitchCom this seasona device worn by grabbers, pitchers, and one or three players that allows them to point to pitches without having to flash their fingernails and risk being decoded by the opposing team’s sign language.

This begs the question: Have the people who run baseball ever really seen the casino? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, there is a scene where some scammers cheat on a blackjack table using what I imagine a primitive version of PitchCom. However, the MLB hardware will not require bowlers and positioning players to know Morse code.

In addition to sabotaging teams looking to take advantage of lax security, it will speed up the game in a way that it doesn’t change with tricks like putting a runner on second base at the start of extra rounds. Players on the field equipped with the devices will know the upcoming stadium and will be able to position themselves accordingly. (I suppose they’ll be able to use PitchCom to set up a shift until we banish it next year.)

The early returns are glowing as expected. Yankees player Luis Severino and owner Kyle Higashioka used it over the weekend, and Severino was so excited that he wanted to use it during his first start to the season.

“I think it was cool,” Severino ESPN . said. “I was a bit skeptical at first, but when we started using it, it was really good – with a guy in a second too. I’d definitely like to use it in the beginning [of the regular season]. …You know what pitch you’re going to throw right away.”

Sounds like parents finally came up with the smartphones or rice cooker you got for Christmas. Is this what the reception was like when the NFL finally put headphones in their helmets?

I wonder why we don’t try a similar device or method for base managers and runners so they have to go through elaborate song and dance to send or keep a potential base thief. Also, we’d welcome an earpiece for trainers, managers, hunters and shooters so they can avoid long visits to the heap, but we all know that those are all about stalling for more time to warm up than needing to send advice wise.

Baseball is trying bigger bases in the juniors this year to increase safety and promote stolen bases before they can be used in the majors, and that’s the kind of weird pre-emptive changes they should try.

Oddly enough, putting your hand under his crotch and doing the gestures was so normalized that the MLB attitude was, “That’s what we’ve always done, so if you’re cheating on it, you’re not one of us.” It’s as if a teacher told the class he wasn’t going to search the internet for possible plagiarism, and then was shocked when half of the class turned to the same paper.

Carlos Beltran, a former analyst at the current Astro and Yankees, said Houston He Was Wrong For Cheating In 2017 During a recent broadcast, baseball fans and the media treated the confession as if he was a man who got away with murder and then wrote a book detailing how he was going to kill those people. What they did was very over-the-top, but the MLB being so reactive allowed it to get to the point where cheating was so public that they were banging on trash cans, and teams were actively warning citizens not to steal streams before their world. Series against the stars.

PtichCom should get rid of the non-gray area like whether it’s okay to steal the opposing team’s cues, thank goodness because an unwritten rule of thumb is a good thing.