Unwilling to let 50 Cent or Tara The Hero Cat snare all the ceremonial first pitch glory, Robocop was the guest of honor at Comerica Park Tuesday for the Blue Jays/Tigers tilt. For Detroit OF Rajai Davis, the event proved a futile attempt to glean some wisdom from a Motor City icon far more beloved than Jason Von Bondie, as the Detroit Free Press’ George Sipple explains :
“Very few words spoken,” Davis said. “It was a really nice experience having RoboCop out there. The real RoboCop — that’s what I call him, anyways.”
“I came up on that movie, that was one of my all-time favorite movies,” Davis said. “I wanted to be like RoboCop when I grew up, except for the fact that RoboCop doesn’t like thieves. I came up to be a pretty good thief, stealing a lot of good bases.
“Me and RoboCop butted heads a little bit out there. That was the big problem we had in our meeting today.”
Davis said he didn’t think it was clear to RoboCop that stealing bases was legal.