Verdict’s in

Sabernomics thinks both Jason and I are right:

The most interesting aspect of this study is that the discrimination that exists shrinks in QuesTec ballparks, when umpires are being monitored.

The good news is that the effect of the bias is very small, a little less than one pitch per game. And I don’t think there is much that can be done to alter this (except more QuesTec), as it is probably the result of something deeply rooted in the human psyche. I don’t believe that umpires set out to make calls along racial lines, it just happens.

1 thought on “Verdict’s in”

  1. The government should do something about this. Some kind of federal fines when racism is suspected. And free tickets for poor and middle class people. And wage caps on the players. And free beer.

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