Stealing Baseball Signs with a Phone (Machine Learning)

Mark Rober

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    I always sucked at baseball... until now... ok, I still probably suck. Go to and use code MARKROBER to get 75% off a 3 year plan and an extra month for free.
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    Simple app (it's actually just a webpage for now):
    Complex app using ML:
    CORRECTION: I said in ad portion of the video that my data could be stolen on unprotected WiFi. This is true but in the example I gave with PAprom which uses HTTPS it’s already encrypted. Sorry. Didn’t know that’s how it worked. I will correct that in any future ads with Nord.

    0:29 Dansez - Fasion
    1:01 Dive - Lvly
    2:19 Dansez - Fasion
    4:16 Kalimba Jam - Blue Wednesday
    5:23 Take Me Out to the Ballgame -Matt Cherne-
    7:04 Arrow - Andrew Applepie
    8:18 Cereal Killa - Blue Wednesday
    11:16 Salamanca - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist
    13:12 Q - Blue Wednesday
    14:18 Too Happy to be cool - Notebreak

    Summary: I wanted to see if I could make an app that could decode baseball signs. Turns out we could and it was a great opportunity for me to learn more about Machine Learning and neural networks and artificial intelligence from my friend Jabril.

    They are soft-

    I make videos like this once a month all year long while supplies last:
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    1. flache

      I though you used image recognition... I was a bit sad x')

    2. The Experiment

      Thought it was a Super Soaker. Nope, frickin’ flame thrower

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    5. Jaime Almeida

      Before you telling what the sign was, the thing I noticed was she touched her ear twice. Great video, your friend is amazing.

    6. Ferdinand Kurniawan

      People who don't know baseball must've been like: What? Stealing?

    7. Ed Fitch

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    8. Joe D

      bill is the indicator left ear right after is steal i know this is a simple sign but years of ball you pick up on things

    9. Auoxybun

      U made it NASA cause u smart

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    12. Fuad Jaan

      13:05 Cutest Moment!!!

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    18. S. Widodo Widodo

      Nice cat

    19. Khaden Weiler

      When u said adults rule and kids drool u acted like a CHILD lol ya but u r so cool I want to be a engineer

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    22. Jason Ames

      Pitcher balked


      i love how anime teach me how baseball works and even teach me how to play it well when my childhood friends were playing with me and im an catcher

    24. Nat

      How to clap 7 year olds part one do dn dn epics intro noise dn dnnn dnnn doo doo doo doo doo doo doo dooo doo doo dn dn d

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    26. Linda O'Bryan

      I actually guessed her code had to do with her ear and hat


      Professional baseball players: 👁👄👁

    28. Justin White

      Sweet. I got it. Hat then left ear.

    29. Jeremy

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    30. Keu Kirito

      Prediction it’s a steal when she touched nose ear and hat back to back

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    32. Jonny Stolpe

      If only you could apply this for lottery numbers, or wall street stocks. You could literally be a billionaire in minutes.

    33. Tyler Howe

      *Houston Astros want to know your location*

    34. Brokids TV

      Plz be my teacher for life

    35. マリオ

      2:25 😑

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    38. Kevin Leonard

      This guy really hates people who steal

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    40. gmoney

      I legit knew the steal sign, my experience kicked in probably

    41. Claude Rains

      Problem is.. MLB has caught onto this... They change the sign every ending....

    42. Robert Watson

      I changed the steal sign every inning. Just saying

    43. Not valk 5475

      4:38 to 4:44 that’s what she said 🤣

    44. Misty Neill

      Mark thanks for doing science

    45. Elliott Edmondson

      Big inspiration

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    47. Dela Torre, Emilio Joseph N.

      Mark could this technology ever be used on alien language or sumthin

    48. Paper

      Alternative title: Uses technology to bully kids in baseball

    49. Seoulsim

      Begins signing ascii messages

    50. Lil Nachos

      I swear I haven’t read the comments and I already know that their all going to be abt the Astros

    51. anonymous the mystery

      The link to jabril's channel doesn't work

    52. John Gener T. Ricafort

      Mark: Hang with me here because im gonna make this simple me: This? Simple?

    53. Schester Niel Yoj BOONGALING

      The English captions said "butt"

    54. TTV MR GLUE S

      When I played baseball I would watch what the coach did and it was my strat I was the best at everything and I got awards

    55. s0lice

      Now use the same AI learning to predict where the ball will land in roulette.... please....

    56. Jacob Welch Jr.

      I think the Astros would like this app

    57. evilpeach2

      So what part does the trash can come in?

    58. NitroGhost

      Just imagine jabrel using his technique for Christmas gifts

    59. Spencer J Smith

      I once came up with a idea to make a floating island and then someone stole my idea. (It wasn't mark rober)

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    61. Samson Belgray-Blatt

      Actually 3:20not 2:30 my mistake

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    63. Jonathan Rogers

      So this is what the Astros were using.

    64. Dmitri Gorchev

      Jabril my guy what’s that code layout my dude

    65. Adriyel Guarte

      8:54 weird.. sounds like. rick rol..

    66. J-dog4627

      Astros: WRITE THAT DOWN write that down

    67. Harry Humphries

      With this app and earpieces, you could tell your team exactly what to do

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      astros watching

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    73. XxCrazyMonkey320 !!

      Can you help me become an engineer please

    74. Moustapha Ibrahim Maidane

      i don't really know your explanations i'm not that smart

    75. CkeyZz

      Who knew all you needed was a couple of trash cans? ... The Houston Astros did

    76. Tirnadi

      10:21 it's boring, even the gun says Boring.

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    78. drw un

      On one of the teams i played on in my career we would have an indicating sign that would change by inning and then a secondary sign for steal. I wonder if this could crack it.

    79. Jaspreet Kaur

      5:42 put on captions and see what it says

    80. Keith Horan

      Those balks! This is cool, but how does it compensate against human error? Signs are missed all the time. Sometimes you go when you shouldn't, other times you don't take off when you should. Some baserunners have an automatic green light regardless of the signs, and they will go on their best judgement. Is the code written to potentially adapt to the false positives or false negatives it will inevitably receive? Awesome videos btw!

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    83. Tye Grant

      You should adjust it for football

    84. ms

      Houston Astro’s are typing...

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    87. Michael Olex

      Coach: *secretly throws up the middle finger at batter* Batter: *visible confusion*

      1. rcf 23

        That means baseball to the head

    88. MegaSwampertGaming

      Nose Hat?

    89. Some Dude

      The astros are gonna take Mark Rober & Jabril hostage

    90. NappyWayz

      Jabrel moves his mouth?

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    92. Savage 31408

      The only problem I see is that if the coach does a signal accidentally that doesn’t mean anything, but does it actual signal, more then once on a steal.

    93. Josh Nrabbit

      He said the robot can learn like but faster than humans and that disturbed me

    94. super shark241

      This was more interesting that actually watching baseball

    95. dragonfish 365

      as fun as it is to watch its not that helpfull for me bc im in europe

    96. Ivar Husa

      Timeless. A wonderful example of how technology can be applied, if we could only imagine it.

    97. eksodus

      what is the background music? It's so calming and *V I B E*

      1. eksodus

        the third one

    98. Sarah Bloedel

      look at thhe description XD

    99. siyaram siyaram

      It was kind of logic gate.

    100. Christian Dam stengaard

      I love the fact that ur using Minecraft sounds