RoboCop throws 1st pitch at Detroit Tigers game
DETROIT (AP) — Everybody’s favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg made an appearance at a Detroit Tigers game.
RoboCop threw out the first pitch at Comerica Park on Tuesday before the Tigers went on to lose to the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. An announcement said RoboCop’s motorcycle was on display at the stadium and the first 10,000 fans were getting a RoboCop cheer card.
It was part of “RoboCop Day” in honor of the DVD release of this year’s “RoboCop” remake.
An announcement was to be made on Tuesday about a RoboCop statue that’s expected to be installed in Detroit this year, but that event and a police meet-and-greet were cancelled.
A movement for the statue started in 2011 after a social networking campaign.
The 1980s science fiction movie was set in a futuristic and crime-ridden Detroit.