Yeah… well… there’s no so much Twilight Zone in this as a robot sci-fi tale, and one that in the long run doesn’t really get anywhere apart form about two minutes of the episode.
The idea of a broken down losing baseball team is not unusual, and the idea of importing something in to help that team also not unusual. The fact that a robot comes in to become the team’s pitcher, and starts firing out opponents left right and centre works okay. And yes, you know eventually they will be found out and the robot will be taken out of the team.
The idea of introducing a heart to the robot in order to qualify as being human is okay, but it is the idea that the robot will then refuse to throw fastballs anymore because he doesn’t want his opponent hurt that is the best part of the episode. Unfortunately it also kills off the rest of the story.
Rating: Metal mickey to the rescue. 3/5