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Subject:  Re: Isn't that illegal? It should be . . . Date:  10/8/2007  3:07 PM
Author:  gurdison Number:  34049 of 53693

<the use of video to try and analyze a specific home plate umpire during a specific game. You gloss over that distinction in your comments.>

I gloss over that because it is totally irrelevant. Everyone on both teams is free to do so. It simply doesn't matter.

When a player watches a game he sees it very differently than you or I would (witness 63 year old Briggs ability to still pick up on things from a great distance). Between that and talking with your own pitcher and asking him "what is he giving you tonight", you should have more than enough information to have a feel for that night's strike zone. If you are batting third like Ortiz often does, you will also get some first