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The #RallyBird #Baseball #BoardGame in COVID Times

The RallyBird Baseball Board Game is selling! At the moment it’s available on Amazon and on Ebay. I’ve ordered more from the USA manufacturer. People are finding it good to play when quarantined at home, and to give as gifts. Thanks to all of you!

I’m still supporting the Add On Kit: Big League Teams & Coach Rules. I’ll be selling these via other merchants in coming months.

Due to the tough times, and my thirst for the good of normality, I’m so pleased that MLB is offering any season at all right now. It’s a strange season for sure, short, with empty stadiums and artificial crowd noise. How do you feel about it?

I’m grateful and, seeing how people are suffering, not prepared to be negative about its compromises. How will it fit in with the tradition of assessment? When the season is over, I’ll add its suspect, asterisk-worthy 2020 season data to RallyBird’s Add On Kit.

To make the 2020 season possible, MLB has applied some special rules. How might this impact the Add On Kit‘s big league team approach? Most of the MLB changes don’t really fit into RallyBird Board Game’s scale. However, a couple of the rules easily do.

This includes 1) no spitting on the board game; 2) no high fives, and most importantly 3) 2020 season teams must begin extra innings with a runner on second base.

I was quite curious to see how I’d feel about the extra innings treatment in MLB this year, and I decide that given the situation, I like it. I recommend it for experimentation for RallyBird Baseball Board Game players, not just for COVID but also when you are pressed for time. I will try it, if my opponent agrees.

I’m not ready in general to give up the tradition of the pre-COVID, standard extra inning rules for normal times. But I like it as an option when we need it. If MLB some day adopts it as a regular rule to promote the long term interest of the sport, I’ll roll with it. Still, baseball’s tradition is part of the panorama of the game.

Finally, please note that the RallyBird Baseball Board Game is also going by the spelling RallyByrd Baseball. It’s the same game.

Peace and health to all! Play Ball! On your table!

The #RallyBird #Baseball #BoardGame is Available For Sale Again! (July 29, 2020)

How about some good news? The #RallyBird #Baseball #BoardGame is available for sale again on amazon ! If you have amazon prime, you could have a copy of the game in your hands in a couple days at no or low cost.

More copies of the game continue to sift and percolate through their supply chain. Also, the factory I hired is producing more. Play ball! On your table!

Click the picture to go to the amazon store.

#LiveStream Recorded #RallyBird #StayHome #Baseball #BoardGame Session 9

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 Sessions 7 & 8 (doubleheader)

Hooray! StayHome LiveStream RallyBird Baseball continues! This is the 3rd game vs Drew in our series of 7. A wonderful surprise guest came: Sara, as a hotdog vendor at the 33:00 time mark!

What decided the course of this game was the long bomb and general player execution (or lack there of!). This was the first game of a double-header…

And below is our second game, which had an entirely different plot:

#Livestream Recorded #RallyBird #StayHome #Baseball #BoardGame Game 6

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#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.