Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Korea’s Hanwha Eagles have robots for fans who can’t attend

Across lots of land and water in South Korea, the Hanwha Eagles (former team of Hyun-Jin Ryu) have gone “next level” by providing robots to stomp and yell unifying chants for those who cannot attend the game in person….

In any event, this sentence—“At important moments, the Fanbot encourages group cheering”—is the most creepily utopian baseball-related sequencing of words ever uttered. May it one adorn the flag of every formerly sovereign nation on earth.

Let us now look forward to being mauled at a urinal by one of these.

Best Fanbots in Baseball.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 23, 2014 at 12:41 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hanwha eagles, korean baseball, robots in baseball

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:40 PM (#4756556)
As long as they don't program the robot to yell "Day-O" I'm ok with it.
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 06:50 PM (#4756560)
This is awesome. I wonder what the revenue stream for something like this would be? Do they charge on a per inning basis to allow the fanbot to represent you, or is it just randomly grabbing text messages out of the hundreds/thousands sent in?
   3. PreservedFish Posted: July 23, 2014 at 07:05 PM (#4756562)
I want to possess a robot!
   4. 'Spos' campaign is powered by pizza, ####... Posted: July 23, 2014 at 07:08 PM (#4756564)
<Insert Joe Buck joke here>
   5. RMc is organizationalwide! Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4756611)
Can they ship about 10,000 of these to Tropicana Field?
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: July 23, 2014 at 08:26 PM (#4756614)
Can they ship about 10,000 of these to Tropicana Field?

Don't the A's have a section of their field closed off, would be perfect, would also be cool if you can use it as a proxy and control it's ability on what to watch(built in web cam with zoom--with controls to prevent fan stalker mode) make it a full proxy.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM (#4756857)
Plus, if and when one must kill the queen, my guess is these are much easier to program than Reggie Jackson.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

(575 - 4:34am, Nov 25)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogReport: MLB in 'advanced negotiations' to play games in London
(16 - 4:19am, Nov 25)
Last: BrianBrianson

NewsblogLA Times: Dave Roberts new Dodger manager
(94 - 2:48am, Nov 25)
Last: Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman

NewsblogOT - November* 2015 College Football thread
(850 - 1:58am, Nov 25)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogRod Carew opens up about his private life and his near-death experience
(53 - 1:55am, Nov 25)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2015
(1161 - 1:30am, Nov 25)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogTommy Hutton out as Miami Marlins TV analyst after 19 years | Miami Herald
(11 - 1:16am, Nov 25)
Last: DFA

NewsblogOT: Soccer in November 2015
(125 - 12:34am, Nov 25)
Last: AuntBea

NewsblogFiguring Out What To Pay Ben Zobrist | FanGraphs Baseball
(10 - 12:15am, Nov 25)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogMuñoz’s path to the Phillies doesn't often happen
(1 - 10:44pm, Nov 24)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogSullivan: Quick Study: The Effect of Defense on a Low-Strikeout Staff
(1 - 10:21pm, Nov 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Tracker Up and Running
(97 - 10:04pm, Nov 24)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogAngels aren't ruling out pursuit of Heyward | FOX Sports
(1 - 9:50pm, Nov 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogMariners sign free-agent catcher Chris Iannetta to one-year deal | The News Tribune
(9 - 9:44pm, Nov 24)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogDonaldson is runaway winner for AL MVP
(178 - 9:37pm, Nov 24)
Last: Jay Z

Page rendered in 0.2048 seconds
47 querie(s) executed