Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
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 and the Respective Punishments 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

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost of Sox Fans Past
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogThe Complete Handbook of the Hall of Fame: The Jay Jaffe Mega Q&A
(9 - 10:55am, Jul 25)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogTexas Rangers ready to move ace Yu Darvish in 'right deal'
(2 - 10:54am, Jul 25)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogDealing For Further-Away Prospects An Emerging Trend | BaseballAmerica.com
(3 - 10:51am, Jul 25)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1415 - 10:49am, Jul 25)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogOTP 17 July 2017: Love is baseball, family. Keep the politics out
(1666 - 10:48am, Jul 25)
Last: Ray (RDP)

Gonfalon CubsWhat a difference a week makes
(33 - 10:44am, Jul 25)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-25-2017
(5 - 10:44am, Jul 25)
Last: Man o' Schwar

NewsblogTexas Rangers Reaction sees 3,000 in Beltre's near future | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
(3 - 10:33am, Jul 25)
Last: Rally

Newsblog20 years ago today: Greg Maddux threw a 76-pitch complete game
(40 - 10:07am, Jul 25)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle

NewsblogJose Altuve continues torrid July in Astros win over Phillies - Houston Chronicle
(1 - 9:16am, Jul 25)
Last: Astroenteritis

NewsblogThe Absurd History of “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim”
(136 - 9:14am, Jul 25)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogYoan Moncada tops 2017 midseason Prospect list | MLB.com
(1 - 9:01am, Jul 25)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogDodgers beat Braves in 10 after losing Kershaw | MLB.com
(17 - 8:33am, Jul 25)
Last: Ithaca2323

NewsblogRafael Devers gets the call
(9 - 8:29am, Jul 25)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

NewsblogIt's unacceptable — Cardinals have lost their Way under Matheny
(31 - 7:56am, Jul 25)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

Page rendered in 0.1202 seconds
47 querie(s) executed