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Mighty Mussels test robo-umpire technology for MLB

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Umpires are not perfect. They are not robots. However, this Summer they are being replaced by robots at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.  “We’re kind of the guinea pigs for this,” said Mighty Mussels manager Brian Meyer.  For two-thirds of all Mussels games this season balls and strikes will be called at the plate using Automatic Balls and Strikes (ABS) technology.  It’s something Meyer is still getting used to.  “You can tell there is a little difference just in terms of delay from the umpire’s call,”...

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