Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Meet The Phillies New #5 Starter
Ok, things are starting to get downright ridiculous out in Philly. Not only do they already have plenty of stud starting pitching in Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels, but now a goddamn robot has entered into the mix. Designed by students at the University of Pennsylvania, PhillieBot will make his debut on Wednesday by throwing out the opening pitch for the team's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Philadelphia Enquirer reports that PhillieBot tops out at about 40 MPH. While that type of speed might not blow you away, it is pretty impressive when you consider its about 38 MPH faster than Eddy Curry can run.