You're Out!: Robot Throws First Pitch At Baseball Game

August 23, 2012


Watch out, Tony the Tiger!

Because most humans abandoned the city a long ago, a targeting robot was called in to throw the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game last night. It didn't actually THROW the ball though, it shot it out of a pneumatic cannon, similar to the way I plan on infiltrating the evil wizard's castle and rescuing the princess. She better not look like a troll though or I'm just gonna tell her I'm the butler.

Hit the jump for a video of the ball-launcher.

Thanks to 1jaxstate1 and AlaskaNick, who don't pitch balls, only ideas. They're creatives.

  • ZomBBombeR

    Wow detroit must be pretty boring for the ooo's and ahh's coming out of that crowd, that was weak I mean batting cages when I was a kid had more balls than that and shot staighter too!

  • Andrew St. Andrew

    couldnt even make it across the plate.. pathetic. even a batting cage pitching machine´╗┐ could do better.

  • mel

    if it were 2 years ago, you might as well throw a pitch at a Lions game. wouldn't have really made a difference if they were playing football or baseball.

  • banfillb

    Im in the background of this picture! ..... way in left field though

  • He's got nothing on Pitch-o-mat 5000.

  • Ninja_Cricket

    He was just a modified howitzer.

  • Brant_Alan

    Cy-ber Young?
    Oh I get it.

  • h2opolopunk

    FYI- the Tigers' mascot's name is Paws, not Tony.

  • Gary Bartram

    I think you mean't TIGERS and not lions, oh my....

  • Nick Adelman

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that caught that. I'm not even from Detroit and I'm not particularly a fan of baseball... and I knew that. Sinners.

  • Guest

    Starting a baseball game with a robotic ball cannon -- a pretty good idea.

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