An anonymous reader writes: A robot had the distinct honor of throwing out the first pitch before this afternoon's Phillies/Brewers game in Philadelphia. His toss didn't go so well, bouncing 10 feet in front of home plate and proving that machines are only as good as their makers [the droid was built by University of Pennslyvania students, what's wrong guys? Couldn't get into Cornell?]. Of course, in true Philadelphia fashion, the Citizens Bank crowd booed the poor machine after it's failed attempt. But just because this hunk of metal and wires didn't do its job, doesn't mean that there's no place for robots in baseball. And sure, we all know the MLB isn't on the forefront of adopting new technology, but we had a few ideas of how we could put robots to work in baseball and further hasten the eventual mechanized takeover of the world.