LAPD vs. NYPD: Why The World’s Best Pastrami Is On The Line During MLB Playoffs

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As much as gambling is frowned upon in Major League Baseball, it doesn’t stop high profile fans like these from doing it.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton placed a friendly bet involving sandwiches as their beloved Dodgers and Mets face each other in the first round of the 2015 playoffs.

If the Dodgers win, Bratton has to pick up the tab during lunch at New York’s famous Katz Deli, according to Dodgerverse.

If by some miracle the Mets win (Full disclosure, a Dodger fan is writing this article), Beck will treat Bratton to a pastrami sandwich from Los Angeles’ famous Langer’s Deli.

In other words, no matter who wins, the two officers will be eating some delicious sandwiches, the location will just vary.

This isn’t the first time these two put lunch on the line, as in 2014, they placed the same wager on the Stanley Cup Finals when the LA Kings beat the NY Rangers.

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Farming with Drones the Next Biggest U.S. Robot Market?


Farmers are looking into the possibility of utilizing plane drones to spray crops, scan soil patterns and perform other tasks on American farms.

As the country’s contentious use of drones continues, the Department of Defense moves on to newer UAV models and the question of what to do with older versions arises. While NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly stated that the NYPD is exploring the option of drones, major farming companies have also shown an interest.

“A manned crop sprayer is flying 10 feet above his crops — how accurate is it? Any crop you spray that isn’t on your farm you have to pay for, and a remote-controlled ‘copter can be very precise,” says Chris Mailey, vice president of the drone promotion organization named AUVSI. “Spraying, watering — there’s a whole market for precision agriculture, and when you put that cost-benefit together, farmers will buy [drones].”

The possibility of drone farm use will inevitably depend on how manufacturers of these unmanned robots tailor pricing for farmers, the latter who have a laundry list of other expensive equipment needed to maintain their crops.

H/T + PicThx Animal