Nationals Using Drones to Spy On Own Spring Training

Nov 1, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams talks to the media during the press conference at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

What was that hovering in the skies over Washington Nationals spring training in Viera, Florida? CSN’s Mark Zuckerman caught an image and posted it on Twitter:

 

A drone aircraft spying on Nationals spring training? What’s going on? Is North Korea trying to steal our baseball secrets?

Actually, no. The Nationals just wanted to get a different view of their spring training workouts. So they hired someone to build them a drone.

The resulting images are kind of cool at least aesthetically. Here’s an example posted by the photographer on Instagram:

What exact value these images might have to the team is anyone’s guess.

I think someone on the Nationals just wanted to play with a drone. Either that or they’re big William Gibson fans.

It’s about time baseball converged with the world of William Gibson.

I do have this little fear though, that other teams will pick up this idea, and soon the skies over spring training will be swarming with these things, and eventually one of these drones will malfunction and come crashing down on someone’s head.

You know how it is with baseball players. Something weird is always waiting to happen.

I can see the headline now: “Bryce Harper Injured In Freak Drone Accident, Will Miss Entire Season.”

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

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