A blue ribbon committee headed by Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson will investigate why tape measure home runs are not actually measured with a tape measure.
Speaking with the MLB Network about the tape measure controversy, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said, “This tape measure thing is something that has stuck in my craw for years. We really need to get to the bottom of it.”
“The distances home runs travel are now measured using GPS systems, so why aren’t they called ‘GPS- measure home runs,’” asked former slugger Reggie Jackson.
“In fact, even when tape measure homers were really tape measure homers, no one actually stretched a tape 450 feet to measure a home run.”
Once its investigation is concluded, the committee will tackle other important baseball questions, such as “Is it RBI or RBI’s,” and “How it is that Tim McCarver is allowed to continue broadcasting ballgames?”