Pete vs Suzie. May 12, 2020. Game number 9 in the #StayHome series. After Suzie told me about her familiarity with softball, we launched into an overview of the rules with a couple of practice At Bats. The game starts about the 12:00 mark and moves along quickly. There was some Internet fuzziness here and there but it’s not too bad–I’m grateful for the chance to play this way, and share it with anyone interested.
Suzie named her lineup of 4 (based on the number of team tokens): 1. Chauncy, 2. Chad, 3. Brad, 4. Sad.
She learned the rules quickly and was even able to correct me on the final play.
The game had a dramatic finish! Whether relatedly or not, Suzie is a fan of the Rally Bird. She called it the Equity Bird.
#Livestream Recorded #RallyBird#StayHome#Baseball#BoardGame Game 6! This time I played Mckensi, a wonderful person I’ve known since she was little. She animates her surroundings. She didn’t know much about baseball or the board game before we started but was still eager to play. And I, I told her I would not give her any trash talk until the 9th inning. This proved more difficult than I expected.
It was a blast–a session with crazy building tension and extra innings! Thank you Mckensi!!! Let’s play again! The YouTube description includes a link to her artwork.
Greetings! I’m planning another LiveStream play of the RallyBird Baseball Board Game, this time with an opponent who may not have ever seen baseball game–except for elements absorbed by growing up in the USA, seeing it on the school yard, and, these days, what, kids playing a baseball app on their phones? Hey who let the grumpy old man in here?
So I was looking at quick and entertaining “how to play baseball for beginners” videos on YouTube. This classic came up, so I offer it here in case it amuses you. This is the short version:
if you want to see the full version of this (with horrible low resolution) I found this:
If you know of a fun, short video that teaches basic baseball for beginners, please let me know.