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 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

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for LDS Day 6, 2015
(808 - 10:26pm, Oct 13)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogOTP: October 2015 3. Congress honors Red Land Little League
(280 - 10:23pm, Oct 13)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogWhy MLB needs to suspend Dodgers' Chase Utley for over-the-top takeout -
(405 - 10:14pm, Oct 13)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogSpitball Bearings: Baseball and the Unruly World - Edge Effects
(1 - 9:49pm, Oct 13)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogAA: Harold Reynolds doesn’t think Canadians can catch foul balls
(28 - 9:47pm, Oct 13)
Last: Batman

NewsblogOT: Soccer October 2015
(195 - 9:33pm, Oct 13)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogCubs hit six home runs, win Game 3 of NLDS |
(29 - 9:24pm, Oct 13)
Last: Meatwad stole 3rd base on Lester

NewsblogReplay Is Turning Baseball Into Football And I Hate It
(46 - 8:56pm, Oct 13)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogSteven Matz prepared for NLDS Game 4 start |
(3 - 8:48pm, Oct 13)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogESPN The Mag's Ultimate Standings 2015
(3 - 8:44pm, Oct 13)
Last: puck

NewsblogToronto Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey would be ‘disappointed and sad’ if he doesn’t get a chance to pitch in post-season | National Post
(39 - 8:14pm, Oct 13)
Last: Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-13-2015
(13 - 7:18pm, Oct 13)
Last: bobm

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1910 Discussion
(17 - 5:51pm, Oct 13)
Last: Yardape

Jim's Lab NotesSorry for the Downtime This Morning
(10 - 5:43pm, Oct 13)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogExit velocity proves pitchers provide minimal power to long balls
(3 - 4:56pm, Oct 13)
Last: Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC)

Page rendered in 0.3057 seconds
47 querie(s) executed