In 1991, SNK published the futuristic video game Super Baseball 2020. In the future (at the time), several of the athletes are robots. The human characters have powerful armor, computer sensors, and jet-packs. In 1992, a year after the game was released, Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs was born. In 2020, he made cover of MLB The Show ’20. Was the future of baseball predicted? Is Baez a man or a machine?
Through May 2019, Major League Baseball attendance is on pace to decline for the fourth consecutive year – at a 1.4% clip this season. But what if this decline has nothing to do with long games, high ticket prices, and people watching games on their mobile phones? What if the cause is lackluster baseball marketing that can be addressed? It is, and it can.
You may love beer and baseball, but you won’t bat anywhere near .300. That is, you probably haven’t tasted all three-hundred baseball-themed beers on the market. Review the largest baseball beer menu on the planet, and learn baseball beer trivia along the way. Cheers.
Baseball and liquor may not mix. Yet, we have identified several unique baseball gifts for the beer and wine lover in your life. We’ve tracked down a glass baseball bat wine decanter, a bottle opener made from a bat handle, and a beer mug hollowed out from a baseball bat.
Baseball is more of an art than any other sport. It’s not about whether a batter is out, but whether he appears out. It’s a beauty contest. Here is what was removed from the game over the last five years, and I bet you didn’t even see it happen. We’re here to replay it.
Babe Ruth appeared in 10 movies over his career. That’s more films than home runs he hit during his first four seasons playing major league baseball. The Sultan of Swat has also been portrayed in more films than most.
A total of 87 major league baseball players have been on the cover of video games – led by Derek Jeter who has been on 9 covers. Yet, only 16 players and 3 managers in MLB history have provided naming rights to be included on a video game’s title – and the Captain wasn’t one of them.