WHAT WOULD ROBOT UMPIRES SOUND LIKE? Buster Olney in this article on the ESPN website said that there are a lot of baseball people who think that a robot strike zone is inevitable. He agrees with them and thinks that it could happen sooner than people think.
Olney asked how the robot umpire’s ball or strike call would be announced to players and fans. He reported on one proposal: “Strike and strikeout music for the home pitchers, activated automatically by the strike zone electronics.”
In other words: “walk-off music for pitchers.”