Effectively Wild Episode 1170: Are the Robots Ready?

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Nori Aoki’s return to Japan, Vladimir Guerrero’s swing rate, Franchy Cordero’s power/speed skills, spring training for free agents (again), and Melky Cabrera, then bring on Baseball Prospectus Director of Technology Harry Pavlidis to explain BP’s latest pitching-themed analysis, featuring robot umpires’ feasibility, desirability, and potential effects on offense; classifying pitchers and measuring stamina and command; and tunneling and deception.

Audio intro: Unlikely Friends, "All the Cameras in Japan"
Audio interstitial: Andrew Bird, "Not a Robot, But a Ghost"
Audio interstitial 2: Damon Albarn, "Everyday Robots"
Audio outro: Super Furry Animals, "Sex, War, and Robots"

Link to Jeff’s Vladimir Guerrero Post
Link to Jeff’s Franchy Cordero post
Link to BP’s robot umps article
Link to BP’s pitcher-classification article
Link to BP’s pitch-tunneling article

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CamdenWarehouse
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CamdenWarehouse

It’s robits, Ben

matthewtobin
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matthewtobin

They are ready if they have Bot Understanding