Jim & Bob's Palatial Baseball Blog

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Boo Hoo -- You Had Me, Then You Lost Me

Jim's comment about Tom Glavine reminded me of his whining a few years ago. Glavine's, that is, not Jim's.

I haven't gone back into the Palatial Archives to verify the date, but sometime during the early days of QuesTec, Glavine was spouting off his usual cry-fest about how dastardly the system was.

His main complaint: the umpires, in trying to comply with the QuesTec strike zone, would not call a pitch a half-inch off the plate a strike.

Over the course of my lifetime, I have seen the height of the strike zone go from the armpits to barely above the belt. But one thing that has never been question is the width of the strike zone. If the pitch crosses the plate, it's in the zone. If it's off the plate, it's not.

One would think that's pretty cut and dried. In Glavine's case, one would be wrong...

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