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April 21st, 2011

Jim Gardner vs the Philliebot

The players:

@Jim_Gardner: Veteran newscaster in Philadelphia.

@PhillieBot: Robot that threw out the first pitch at a Phillies game recently, bounced the ball, and got booed.

Here’s their incredibly amusing back-and-forth Twitter battle yesterday. (Thanks to Pinger Dave Walls for sharing this!)


Aw heck, let’s give Philliebot the save!Wed Apr 20 19:44:37 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner THANK YOU JIM. BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 19:45:07 via TweetDeck


Hey, don’t get a big head. You’re not exactly WALL-E. RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner THANK YOU JIM. BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 19:47:43 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner WALL-E IS MY COUSIN. SEE EARLIER TWEETS. BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 19:48:21 via TweetDeck


Says who. Produce your birth certificate. RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner WALL-E IS MY COUSIN. SEE EARLIER TWEETS. BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 19:49:08 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner YOU ARE A BIRTHER. PROGRAMMERS WARNED ME ABOUT YOU! BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 19:49:33 via TweetDeck


LOL. Time to return to Penn Lab. You rejected by Princeton? RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner YOU ARE A BIRTHER. PROGRAMMERS WARNED ME ABOUT YOU!Wed Apr 20 19:51:53 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner I HAVE BEEN INFORMED I DO NOT NEED TO RETURN TO PENN LAB. I HAVE BROKEN FREE OF MY CHAINS. #RISEOFTHEMACHINESWed Apr 20 19:54:08 via TweetDeck


wht cn U do? We know U cant pitch. RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner ive bn INFORMED I dnt NEED 2 RETURN 2 PENN LAB. ive BROKEN FREE OF MY CHAINSWed Apr 20 19:55:39 via TweetDeck


can’t play Jeopardy w/ watson. RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner ive bn INFORMED I dnt NEED 2 RETURN 2 PENN LAB. ive BROKEN FREE OF MY CHAINS.Wed Apr 20 19:57:06 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner YOU ARE JUST ANGRY THAT YOU’RE NOT RICK WILLIAMS! BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 19:57:04 via TweetDeck


Arguing with a robot, the most demeaning thing I’ve done since being corrected on the air by Jeff Skversky.Wed Apr 20 20:00:23 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner IS JEALOUS OF MY POPULARITY. HE IS NOT AS GOOD AS RICK WILLIAMS OR MONICA MALPASS. #TRUTH BEEP BEEPWed Apr 20 20:00:45 via TweetDeck


ive yet 2 B booed by 45,000 after bouncing 1 up 2 the plate. I luv Williams & Malpass. RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner JEALOUS OF MY POPULARITYWed Apr 20 20:03:42 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner YOU’VE BEEN BOOED BY DOUBLE THAT ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA. YOU JUST CAN’T HEAR DUE TO YOUR OLD AGE. BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 20:05:10 via TweetDeck


LOL vry gd. RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner U’VE bn BOOED BY DOUBLE THAT ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA. U JUST cnt HEAR DUE 2 yr OLD AGE. BEEP BEEPWed Apr 20 20:06:28 via TweetDeck


Philliebot, Just cause I don’t like you doesn’t mean I don’t respect you. But I don’t respect you.Wed Apr 20 20:08:17 via TweetDeck


@Jim_Gardner I DON’T WANT YOUR RESPECT. I WANT YOUR FEAR. PLUS I WATCH NBC ANYWAY. BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 20:09:15 via TweetDeck


ths was fun. Must go. Till we meet. RT @PhillieBot: @Jim_Gardner I dont wnt yr RESPECT. I wnt yr FEAR. PLUS I WATCH NBC ANYWAY. BEEP BEEP.Wed Apr 20 20:09:56 via TweetDeck


@JIM_GARDNER ARE YOU READY FOR ROUND TWO!? BEEP BEEP. #TEAMPHILLIEBOTThu Apr 21 01:22:33 via TweetDeck


Sorry Bot. Round 1 ended in knockout. No round 2. RT @PhillieBot: @JIM_GARDNER ARE YOU READY FOR ROUND TWO!? BEEP BEEP. #TEAMPHILLIEBOTThu Apr 21 01:37:33 via TweetDeck

Posted in Just Plain Odd, Sports

Paul April 21, 2011, 1:02 pm

This is, indeed, great. The birther stuff was a nice touch.

Dave Walls April 21, 2011, 1:14 pm

FAN-tastic. Just one more reason that Jim Gardner is the MAN!

Dave Walls April 21, 2011, 1:48 pm

This Ping got Re-tweeted by Philliebot. Beep beep.

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