MLB unveils new pitchcom tools to prevent another “sign-stealing” scandal like the Astros have done in the past. PitchCom helps speed up the game and allow for quick communication between the catcher and the pitcher and can even do so in multiple languages.
PitchCom also helps the shop hear what’s going on with the sound and maybe even prepare for the sound better, but it’s not perfect as all technology goes. Technology has helped sports tremendously over the years, but that’s not stopping Tyler Anderson from getting back into the swing of things (By JP Hoornstra, The OC Register)
“When I was using it, I had the same issue that he had where sometimes they wouldn’t work where there was no sound,” recalls Anderson of his first experience using Pitchcom. “The reason I’m late is because you don’t want to go all year and rely on that and then for whatever reason it suddenly doesn’t work out the way you hoped it would. “
Even with his problems, Anderson is still open to being used in the postseason because the pros still outweigh the potential downsides.
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“I definitely used it in the postseason, but yeah, when I used it, I had the same issue that it has, sometimes they don’t work where there’s no sound.”
Anderson’s biggest issue comes not from technical problems, but from relying on technology when you have to get out of a tight bind. Being able to go back and forth in difficult situations and think quickly is what sets these postseason teams apart.
Anderson wants to stay one step ahead of the game and needs just one more game to clinch victory.