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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Red Sox reportedly banned Fortnite from clubhouse

Fortnite is among the most popular video games now. As of this writing, over 148,000 people are watching people play the game on Twitch.tv, a popular streaming website. That ranks third behind Grand Theft Auto V and League of Legends. Fortnite is popular among people in general, but also among Major League Baseball players. Trevor May, for example, pitches for the Twins, but when he’s not doing that, he streams as part of the esports team Luminosity Gaming. The Phillies had a clubhouse issue last season as players were reportedly playing Fortnite in the clubhouse during games, which resulted in Carlos Santana smashing a TV with a bat.

Some members of the Red Sox are big fans of Fortnite, including David Price, Chris Sale, J.D. Martinez, and Xander Bogaerts, among others. They were so into it that some players had video gaming monitors installed in their lockers in the Red Sox clubhouse last year. That is no longer the case, WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports. There is no more Fortnite in the Red Sox clubhouse.

Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi said, “I haven’t seen it this year. Usually everybody had it set up in their lockers. But I haven’t seen it.”

Is there still plenty of chicken and beer at hand?

 

QLE Posted: May 02, 2019 at 06:07 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: banned in boston, red sox, video games

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A video game tweeted, and people are going crazy about a potential Bryce Harper decision

Bryce Harper’s free-agent decision is one of the most anticipated things in baseball right now, perhaps the most anticipated thing (that is, if you’re not a Manny Machado fan).

It seems like both the Harper and Machado sweepstakes have no end in sight, but folks are freaking out that Tuesday might bring an end to one of the derbies.

MLB The Show, the popular baseball video game, sent out a vague tweet featuring Harper, who’s on the cover of this year’s edition of the game, teasing some kind of announcement and instructing the masses to “get hyped.”

What will happen if I refuse to get hyped about this subject?

QLE Posted: January 29, 2019 at 05:03 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, video games

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Somebody was playing Mario Kart on Kauffman Stadium’s Crown Vision

Everyone loves a good Mario Kart session. That is, until the blue shells come out and someone drops from first place to last place faster than you can say “dibs on Yoshi.” Regardless, it seems like someone at Kauffman Stadium loves Mario Kart enough that they wanted to play it on Crown Vision.

So, how long before we see this happening mid-game?

QLE Posted: January 09, 2019 at 08:15 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: kauffman stadium, royals, video games

 

 

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