Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gee Whiz! Phillies Triple-A team adds urine-powered video gaming to its stadium

Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a brand new revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System”, allowing fans to interact with the world’s only truly hands-free urinal game controller, when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs open their 2013 season this April. The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park and are exclusively presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Have to admit the “hands-free urinal game controller” sounds like a good idea.

eddieot Posted: March 26, 2013 at 03:52 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: iron pigs, phillies, urine

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Zach Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:16 PM (#4397015)
Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a brand new revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System”

Correction: the second.
   2. BDC Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:20 PM (#4397022)
Have to admit the “hands-free urinal game controller” sounds like a good idea

Seems to violate the principle of "if you shake it more than once, you're playing with it," though.
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:26 PM (#4397028)
The funny thing is that you can generate energy from urine, by converting the urea to hydrogen. The hydrogen separates out from urea more easily than it does from water, so you get a much better rate of energy return from urine-based hydrogen generation than you do from water-based hydrogen generation. I'd assumed that they were doing something like this, maybe having the urinals flush into a tank that feeds a fuel cell attached to some video games.
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:35 PM (#4397042)
Didn't this start with the 1959 "Go-Go" Sox? Or was it the 1950 "Whiz Kids"?
   5. sotapop Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:53 PM (#4397064)
Jorge Posada and Moises Alou are not interested.
   6. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:58 PM (#4397074)
Dick Trickle probably wouldn't do very well in this endeavor.
   7. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: March 26, 2013 at 05:00 PM (#4397077)
The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park and are exclusively presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.


Sexism!
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 26, 2013 at 05:19 PM (#4397092)
And you thought players wanted to avoid getting the golden sombrero before.
   9. John Northey Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4397135)
Actually thought of this years ago - have a target in the urinal and a scoring system that would go up as you hit the bullseye with bonus for 'power'. Not an inventor though so never built one.
   10. Al Kaline Trio Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:08 PM (#4397137)
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:12 PM (#4397141)
Actually thought of this years ago - have a target in the urinal and a scoring system that would go up as you hit the bullseye with bonus for 'power'. Not an inventor though so never built one.


It also helps keep the bathroom clean.
   12. Rough Carrigan Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:53 PM (#4397163)
Former Tiger Rusty Kuntz is going to sit this one out.
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: March 26, 2013 at 07:55 PM (#4397191)

gives a new meaning to "joystick"

   14. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:03 PM (#4397196)
Don't want to know what happens when you complete Level 1.
   15. AndrewJ Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4397201)
On a scale of one to 10, Coca-Cola Park, you're an eight.
   16. AndrewJ Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:32 PM (#4397202)
Phillies fans are flushed with pride.
   17. AndrewJ Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:33 PM (#4397203)
Hopefully the investors won't be forced to liquidate their assets.
   18. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: March 26, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4397218)
Pi-

Un, I mean, pass.
   19. John Northey Posted: March 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM (#4397360)
Good way to increase beer and pop sales - people drink more so they can pee more and longer and get higher scores. Wouldn't be shocked if that happens.
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: March 27, 2013 at 07:50 AM (#4397440)

Well, the high scores will be posted on the scoreboard (yes, really), so this could be a profit center, yeah.

I could have sworn they had these at Shea Stadium - only they were in the bathroom sinks...

   21. attaboy Posted: March 27, 2013 at 08:41 PM (#4398026)
AWESOME!!!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDeadspin: "Sports Analytics" Is Bullshit Now
(23 - 11:24pm, Mar 03)
Last: Der-K is at full whelm.

NewsblogIs Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever? – The Hardball Times
(158 - 11:23pm, Mar 03)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogReports: Wright confronts Syndergaard - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
(27 - 11:23pm, Mar 03)
Last: Batman

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(179 - 11:21pm, Mar 03)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogAdam Dunn, Juan Pierre, and Why We Need WAR «
(26 - 11:19pm, Mar 03)
Last: Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy

NewsblogCurt Schilling outs Yankees worker who allegedly posted vulgar tweets about daughter | NJ.com
(122 - 11:13pm, Mar 03)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(463 - 10:52pm, Mar 03)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogCorey Hart slices foot stepping into a hot tub
(29 - 10:32pm, Mar 03)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(11 - 10:01pm, Mar 03)
Last: Spivey

NewsblogPhilly.com: Phillies lose to University of Tampa, 6-2.
(7 - 9:52pm, Mar 03)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogHouston Astros might have a problem, a good problem | FOX Sports
(7 - 9:43pm, Mar 03)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogRoyals hope new addition Alex Rios helps outfield defense remain baseball’s best
(19 - 9:41pm, Mar 03)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogOnetime AL Batting Champion Alex Johnson Dead at 72
(28 - 9:31pm, Mar 03)
Last: The District Attorney

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(12409 - 9:25pm, Mar 03)
Last: my ignorance is just as good as your STEAGLES

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1902 Ballot
(15 - 9:08pm, Mar 03)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 0.2164 seconds
48 querie(s) executed