Detroit declared Tuesday, June 3, 2014 to be RoboCop Day in honor of the Blu-ray/DVD release of the 2014 remake of the classic 1987 film. RoboCop himself was invited to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday’s Detroit Tigers home game.
Originally, there was also supposed to be an announcement about the long-awaited RoboCop statue, as well as a police meet-and-greet event, but all of that was cancelled. The statue, which was crowd-funded in 2011, is still on track to be unveiled by the end of 2014.
Despite the main event being cancelled, RoboCop showed up at Comerica Park to do his part. The model used was based on the design from the 2014 film remake, though Joel Kinnaman was not in the costume, rather than the classic suit worn by Peter Weller in the original.
You would have thought RoboCop could put a little more heat on the ball. Granted, it probably isn’t easy to move in that suit, and he did seem limited in his ability to lift his front leg prior to the throw, but he’s half man, half machine. Still, at least it was a much better throw than 50 Cent managed last week. RoboCop did make it to home plate, albeit on a bounce.