At the owner's quarterly meetings Thursday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he will not be implementing electronic umpires anytime soon, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale.
Some believe that technology should be used to get the call right every time, like Cubs Ben Zobrist who openly said he wants an electronic strike zone.
However, Manfred isn't going to accomondate those demands as he believes baseball needs to stay as human as possible.
"It would be a pretty fundamental change in the game," Manfred said, "to take away a function that has ben performed by our umpiring staff, really with phenomenal accuracy. The fact of the matter is they get them right well over 90% of the time."
"There is a human aspect to that, a work aspect to it, that's always been an important part of our game."
Manfred is not sure that there is a technology that could pick up balls and strikes in real time that would be sufficient enough to get rid of umpires.
"I don't believe the current technology is sufficient to call balls and strikes on a real-time basis," Manfred said. "If and when we get to that technology -- and sooner or later we're going to get there -- there's still a fundamental question about whether or not we want to remove that human element from the game."
As for change to the game that will occur soon, Manfred has already pushed for a pitch clock that will likely be implemented in 2018.