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Yay or Nay: Robots in the stands at a baseball game

In Japan, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks play baseball in front of robots. Not fans — those are off limits — but robots.

The Hawks hosted the Rakuten Eagles for a Nippon Professional Baseball league game on Tuesday and there were dancing robots in the stands. These robots performed a dance that is traditionally done by all of the fans that pack Fukuoka SoftBank’s home stadium in normal circumstances, but in 2020, we have to get creative.

See for yourself and tell us if it’s awesome or weird:

And what exactly is going on right here…

Let’s try to keep it kid friendly over there, Japan.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Yay or Nay: Robots in the stands at a baseball game



  1. 859bornandraised
    11:53 am July 8, 2020 Permalink

    No, just no!!



  2. ukyelecteng
    12:13 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    That’s sweet



  3. Headhurts
    12:23 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    #That is so Japan



  4. grammarpoliceUK
    12:32 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    lol. A porno insinuation!



  5. bigblue98
    12:33 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    Yes – I vote they replace some of the bottom crowd permanently at Rupp who are too good to stand up.



    • BlueByYou
      12:42 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

      You beat me to it…..I was gonna say we’ve had robots in lower arena at Rupp as long as I can remember!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:12 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

      Haha.



  6. SADmaninKy
    1:42 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    How much did they have to pay to get in?



  7. satcheluk
    2:03 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    That’s awful erotic! I miss living in Japan.



  8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    4:16 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    That.was.weird.



  9. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    4:17 pm July 8, 2020 Permalink

    I’d like to see what the MST3000 crew would say about that.