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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one faces the acid test.

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CHICAGO CUBS NEWS

Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB news for you, optimized for SEO and ready to go. The news is, there’s no new news today. There are things of interest, though. Read on. Whether you opt for Can-D or Chew-Z, the same players are on stage. They just arrive via different paths.

Here, we are astigmatic. — Brandon Palmer-Eldritch.

The Three Laws of Robotic Umpires (!)

1. A robotic umpire may not misidentify a thrown ball or, through misidentification, allow a strike to be called a ball, or conversely, a ball to be called a strike. All calls must be objectively correct.

2. A robotic umpire must objectively and correctly interpret the strike zone except where such interpretation would conflict with the First Law.

3. A robotic umpire must make the objectively correct call as long as such a determination does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

(!) Adapted, of course, from Dr Asimov’s famous Three Laws of Robotics.

The invasion of the robot umpires.

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