A robot (brilliantly dubbed “PhillieBot”) will throw out the first pitch at the Phillies-Brewers game later today. While I would love to tell you this is part of a RHM celebration, this magnanimous gesture of inclusiveness is actually related to something called “Science Day.”
No one is complaining about that tiny detail: As everyone knows, robots will take recognition however they can get it.
We would like to applaud the Phillies for allowing this Robo-American the chance to prove himself on the field, rather than perpetuating negative stereotypes about robots.
I look forward to the day in the near future when Brian Cashman offers the PhillieBot a thirty million dollar contract in the off-season. Then, when the PhillieBot winds up remaining in Philadelphia, Hank Steinbrenner claims the Yankees were merely trying to drive up the PB’s price for the sake of gaining an even bigger competitive payroll advantage.