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VIDEO: Robocop throws out the first pitch in Detroit

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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The annals of law enforcement history teach us that in the late 1980s, Robocop took back the streets of Detroit. While it's possible that those very same streets have since been ceded back to their pre-Robocop stewards, Robocop remains a civic hero in the Motor City.

On this point, it is very much worth noting that Robocop was on hand Tuesday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to that evening's Blue Jays-Tigers game. Here is his effort ...

As we all know, public infrastructure in Detroit isn't what it used to be, thanks in large part to a shrinking tax base and untenable levels of debt service. You see the effects above. Really, there can be no doubt that the Robocop of 1987 would've stood on the slab and snapped off a crackling four-seamer -- one that surely would've struck the mitt so hard that it produced a report not unlike the righteous discharging of a service revolver. Things as they are, that's not what happened.

On the upside, Peter Weller may have recently finished up his Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance art history.

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