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New way to judge umps on the way

Updated: April 1, 2009, 3:57 PM ET
By Rob Neyer

Wave goodbye to QuesTec. As Alan Schwarz reports, there's a new tool in town.

An improved camera system to monitor umpires' calls of balls and strikes will be used in all 30 major league stadiums starting opening day, ending the contentious QuesTec era but expanding the scope of baseball's oversight program. And it appears to be rankling umpires anew.

Major League Baseball had been using QuesTec since 2001 to try to standardize the functional size of the strike zone, which often varies ...

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