Looks like the change of scenery didn't help Khalil-bot at all.
Shortstop Khalil Greene will be used in more of a utility role rather than starting for at least the near term, manager Tony La Russa confirmed Monday. The hope is that Greene, whose struggles at the plate have bled into his defense, will benefit mentally from a lighter load.
He's been really struggling and the rookie the Cards have brought up, Tyler Greene (no relation, as robots can't procreate....yet) has been playing really well.
And in this quote, Khalil finally admits to being a robot
"I don't think there's anybody who could understand the depth of how frustrating it can be," Greene said, "because it's not something I leave at the field. Ideally, that would be the case. But I guess the reality of it is that's not how I'm wired. So I have to work extremely hard to get away from the field mentally."
He tries to cover his tracks with this quote, but it's exactly what a robot would say..no human would call themselves an intelligent thinking human being.
"That's the way it's always been," Greene said, referring to his condition's compulsive nature. "It's not rational. It's not something I think as an intelligent thinking human being"
I'm thinking the Cards can encourage fans to still come to the ballpark by tying Khalil-bot into the new Terminator movie. I can picture Khalil screaming as Christian Bale asks him if he thinks he's human...and then reveals his robot torso. Cross promotion at its best.
In closing...congrats Padres fans...you finally got the better end of the deal