BALLS AND STRIKES: ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, whose son is a minor leaguer, weighed in on potential contraction. (Courtesy SMA) Longtime reporter shares thoughts on computer umpires and paring minor league teams, but not his Hall of Fame ballot The electronic strike zone is coming to Major League Baseball, but whether that’s a good thing for the game is up for debate, according to ESPN broadcaster Pedro Gomez.  Gomez, a longtime baseball reporter, was keynote speaker for the recent Stadium Managers Association seminar in Phoenix. Gomez, a local resident, told some humorous stories tied to his 30 years working for newspapers and TV networks, followed by a Q&A session. Among the highlights: The calling of balls and strikes by computer is inevitable in MLB. “Be careful what you wish for,” Gomez said. “I don’t know that it’s necessarily going to be the greatest thing. We’ve already seen managers have the arguing… Continue Reading Stadium Managers Get Gomez’s Diamond View

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