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What Next? Contest: Robot Baseball - August 14, 2009

Click here for results of last week's What Next? Contest: Recession Book

Results: You batted this one out of the park. After a report that Japanese inventors had created robots that pitched, batted, and played baseball with amazing skill, we asked you for the name of the first all-robot baseball team. In addition to endless recombinations of androids/steroids—The NoRoids, The Aster-roids, the Roid-Free-Roids—you pitched us: FIRST PRIZE: RoBoSoxSean McNew, Roswell, GA  (first of many similar entries) SECOND PRIZE: The New York ClankeesHarry Halloran, Wauwatosa WI (first of many)  THIRD PRIZE: The Minnesota TinsLisa Thiel, Phoenix, AZ HONORABLE MENTIONS:

The Boston Lead SoxRichard Davis, Aztec, NM (and others)

The Oakland Ai’sBrade Dore, Rocklin, CA

Bums of SteelJoan Bullock, Wesley Chapel, FL The Iron GiantsJack Neugebauer, Blue Bell, PA (and others) BALL-ENancy Case, Poughkeepsie, NY (and others)

The MetsonsJason Jokerst, Columbia, MO

The Texas InstrumentsMark Kornick, Somers, MT

The Boys of Spring(s)Joe Cutliffe, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

The Yankee ChippersMort Schwartz, Brentwood, CA

The Washington RationalsMayo Oppenhimer, Atlanta, GA

The Seattle AutopilotsMark Benson, Waltham, MA The Aluminum BattersPeter Allman, Lincoln, NE The No-BrainersJudy North, Wausau, WI

The Cybertooth TigersDale Ashworth, San Francisco The Ballpark Frankensteins (Nickname: Ballpark Franks)Thomas Marsilio, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The New York YankeesNik Maier, Minneapolis (and many others!)

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