Skip to content

RoboCop threw out the first pitch in Detroit

Jun 4, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

Give credit to Detroit. They could look at “RoboCop,” note that it portrays the city as an utter hellscape that is so rotten and crime-ridden that the entire plot is put in motion via a scheme to literally build a new city over the ruins of the old, and say “no thanks, we’d rather not be associated with that.” If they did that, I’m not sure many people could reasonably blame them.

But Detroit doesn’t care. Indeed, they care so little that they embrace the thing. At least the Tigers did last night with “RoboCop Day.” They even had the guy throw out the first pitch:

I’d buy that for a dollar.

Personally, I’m a Peter Weller man and preferred the original version. But I suppose he wasn’t available.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Plus Peter Weller did the voice for the Dark Night Returns animated movie. Robocop AND Batman. What’s not to like?

    • aceshigh11 - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Weller’s a badass…he was great in Star Trek into Darkness and Season 5 of ’24’.

  2. aceshigh11 - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    “Oooh…guns, guns, guns! C’mon, Sal! The Tigers are playing tonight…I never miss a game.”

    — Clarence Boddicker, Robocop

    • southpaw2k - Jun 4, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      “Can you fly, Bobby?”

  3. pwshrugged - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Boo. If Detective Holder himself had been in the suit, perhaps it would have been cool.

    Otherwise, it’s just another entry into the complicated relationship between Detroit and RoboCop.

  4. Joe - Jun 4, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    You could put almost anyone into that suit and have him remain anonymous. Why wouldn’t you make sure your “robot” can get it to the plate?

  5. chacochicken - Jun 4, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Let’s not forget Peter Weller was once Buckaroo Banzai.

  6. scatterbrian - Jun 4, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    I’ve been seeing ads for RoboCop on DVD and BluRay. I had no idea it had already been released. Must have been a worthy remake…

  7. crashdavis99 - Jun 4, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Any idea what his BABIP is?

  8. southpaw2k - Jun 4, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    And the ED-209 was playing catcher for Robocop’s first pitch.

    • infieldhit - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      Something about the stop-motion animation resulted in ED-209 having a very adorable final boss death.

  9. moogro - Jun 4, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Nancy Allen was in Dressed to Kill.

  10. snipedanglecelly13 - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    A lot better than 50 cents pitch

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Red Sox shopping Lester and Lackey
Top 10 MLB Player Searches