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Welcoming The Weekend With A Robot Hitting Baseballs

First, we talked about robot umps and I said nothing. Now we have a robot who hits like a cybernetic Ted Williams. I will not remain silent.

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Welcoming The Weekend With A Robot Hitting Baseballs


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You made it! It’s finally the end of another work week. Sure, the weekend has lost a bit of its luster lately, but no work is still no work, even if it is just sitting at home doing nothing. I mean, unless you have kids or a family or responsibilities and if so, that’s a “you” problem.

First we talked about robot umpires and I said nothing. Now we have a robot who can mash like some sort of cybernetic Ted Williams and I will not remain silent. Many people will talk about how automation is taking jobs away from hard working Americans. You might think they are referring to outdated professions like coal miners or orthopedists but this is really what they mean.

I have done much soul searching upon seeing this video and I have come to the unavoidable conclusion. I accept our new robot rulers. Humanity had a good run. We got our shot. Now it is time to relinquish control of this world and our mortal coil to those more capable of dealing with the craziness that impacts us these days.

You can fight it if you must. Change is hard for our now obsolete species but I will not go quietly into the night. I will, however, give up without a fight. I prefer to only take a stand when victory is already imminent and no real risk is undertaken. I suggest you follow suit. If you decide to go another direction, that is certainly your prerogative, but you have been cautioned.

You’ve seen what this machine can do to baseballs. Just imagine what it could do to footballs or tennis balls or any other ball we hold dear. I will not be letting that happen. You are either with us or against us. Your call.

Josh grew up in the midwest and upon graduating from the University of Iowa he wanted to see the world. After 4 years in Jacksonville he decided he was cultured enough and moved on to Birmingham England (known to the locals as the Detroit of the UK) and then west to San Francisco before settling in NYC. He pays his bills working in finance making sure the 1% remains on top. When he is not selling his soul and unable to look himself in the mirror, he spends his time writing mean things about sports while his dog, Sweet Dee, silently judges from her spot on the couch. He is very biased and never wrong. He would also like to thank Rotowire for never changing their NBA League Pass and MLB.TV passwords from that year when he was an NBA Beat Writer for the Nuggets for some reason.

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