Baseball team is so bad it had to install robots to cheer up human fans

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The Hanwha Eagles—a South Korean baseball team famed for losing—now have robot fans to cheer them on. Absent supporters can use social media to deliver messages and show their faces on the robots' LEDs. This has to be the saddest, most depressing thing I've ever seen in any sport.

The Hanwha Eagles have won the South Korean championship just one time and are frequently referred to as the "Hanwha Chickens."

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