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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Taiwanese baseball team replacing fans with ‘robot mannequins’ to open season

Crisis breeds innovation.

And this? Well, this probably counts.

Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League is scheduled to get underway on Saturday as a sign of a return to normalcy after the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s start date was pushed back twice from March 14 because of the pandemic.

Like in the United States, fans in China are still not permitted to gather in large groups, meaning games will be played in empty stadiums.

Well, things are rather surreal as is- why not add to it?


QLE Posted: April 08, 2020 at 01:27 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: chinese professional baseball league, robots in baseball, taiwan

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   1. Rally Posted: April 08, 2020 at 12:03 PM (#5937567)
Curious as to how much robots are willing to pay for tickets.
   2. Ron J Posted: April 08, 2020 at 12:06 PM (#5937569)
Gods above. Not only are they taking our jobs but now they get our seats.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: April 08, 2020 at 12:34 PM (#5937583)
There are a lot of robot mannequin Morgannas.

Or so I've heard, from a friend. You don't know him. He lives in Canada.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 08, 2020 at 12:46 PM (#5937587)
I assume the best seats will go to robot corporate bigwigs who don’t pay any attention to the game.
   5. winnipegwhip Posted: April 08, 2020 at 03:10 PM (#5937650)
Those ############# robots don't even work!! That's why there here at the ####### ballgame. They ought to get a job and find out what it's like to earn a ####### living. 85% of the robots are working. The other 15% come out here.

   6. Itchy Row Posted: April 08, 2020 at 03:18 PM (#5937652)
I hope Marlins Robot Fan gets front row seats behind the plate and that the Monkeys retire uniform number 1010 for their 1010th person on the field, their fans.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 08, 2020 at 04:50 PM (#5937694)
This is how Westworld begins.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 08, 2020 at 05:05 PM (#5937702)
It's like the bizarro future of MLB - robot fans booing human umps.
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 09, 2020 at 12:00 AM (#5937759)
   10. TJ Posted: April 09, 2020 at 07:31 AM (#5937773)
Can robot fans be programmed to throw home run balls hit by the other team back on the field?
   11. Blastin Posted: April 09, 2020 at 11:54 AM (#5937834)
This is cool
   12. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 09, 2020 at 12:35 PM (#5937856)
A cybernetic Jeffrey Maier would have held onto the baseball.

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