Robot to replace fans for Rakuten Monkeys baseball team | Instant News

When the Chinese Professional Baseball League began its season, one team had become creative about “filling the stands” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rakuten Monkeys will play a game in front of a robot mannequin in the audience who dress up as fans, according to CPBL official website.

With distancing social steps still taking place in Taiwan, where the league is taking place, he plans to host matches for the 2020 season which starts April 11 without spectators.

Less than 200 people will be allowed in the stadium, according to the Taipei Times. That includes only players, coaches, team staff, baseball stadium workers, league officials and the media.

The start of the league has been postponed twice: from March 14 to March 28 to Saturday.

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