Wide strike zone a trend in MLB playoffs

Maddon Tossed

As another MLB postseason gets underway, we welcome back some of the game’s great traditions: sprawling sellout crowds, three-man rotations, and elimination games.  Even the cable networks step up their game for the playoffs, introducing strike zone radars like TBS’s “Pitch Trax.” The idea is that everyone is held to a higher standard in the playoffs – even the umpires.

But are the umpires meeting those high standards?  If you believe TBS’s often unreliable Pitch Trax, you’d have to say no.

By Josh Weinstock

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