Still hope for writers everywhere: Robots take over sports desk - but need writer to write lede.

By way of demonstration, the group plugged in stats from the Oct. 11 playoff game between the Angels and the Red Sox:

BOSTON -- Things looked bleak for the Angels when they trailed by two runs in the ninth inning, but Los Angeles recovered thanks to a key single from Vladimir Guerrero to pull out a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sunday.

Guerrero drove in two Angels runners. He went 2-4 at the plate.

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Sports are pretty robotic anyway, aren't they? Same games, same rules, same behaviors, same press coverage, pretty much the same teams in the same contests year after year, with few real surprises....

Ian, with all due respect, methinks you're not paying enough attention. Though I must confess, only a couple sports really engage me. Usu more meaningful if you also play. In right cases -- for me, mainly baseball and tennis, which I have played a lot and (baseball) still play â the play holds dynamics as rich as those of music.