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Sunday, August 09, 2020

An absurdist baseball game is tearing up the internet, thanks to fans

The official website for the game Blaseball won’t tell you any of the above. It is an information-heavy website full of box scores and statistics with a light sprinkling of absurdist horror. Nevertheless, Blaseball has completely taken over Weird Internet, and amassed legions of fans who, despite the bare-bones framing, imagine each Blaseball matchup in the language of epic poetry.

Blaseball (pronounced like baseball with an “L,” not like blasé-ball) is actually a very simple gaming experience. It’s an automated baseball league, with 20 teams each representing different regions, full of players with their own statistics. You play by picking a favorite team, passively earning coins when they win, and actively betting on match-ups around the league in order to maximize your profits.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2020 at 11:25 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: video games

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Giants’ Gabe Kapler playing popular video game to help stay in managerial shape

With Major League Baseball on hiatus, Giants manager Gabe Kapler and his staff are using a cornucopia of technologies to stay on top of the game and keep players as ready as they can be, including videos, statistical tools, video games, virtual-meeting sites and …

Wait. Back up a minute. Video games?

Indeed.

Kapler said he and some of his coaches are employing a PlayStation baseball game called “MLB: The Show” to study tendencies of major-league players, an idea suggested by hitting coach Justin Viele.

Things are going to be rough on us Giants fans if the team ever takes the field again, aren’t they?

 

QLE Posted: April 02, 2020 at 01:24 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, mlb the show, video games

 

 

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