Flash Friday!!! It's Winnie The Pooh Home Run Derby
! In Japanese! And insanely difficult!
The recently retired Manny Ramirez was one of the most inscrutable players in recent history. Ben McGrath of the New Yorker attempted to figure out Ramirez's motivations in this 2007 piece
The Baseball Club
is a game by MetaFilter favorite
Taro Ito, best known for Dice Wars
. In The Baseball Club you take control of a high school baseball team and attemp to lead them to victory in The World Baseball Tournament. You keep each player for three seasons and train them in batting practice. Warning: Absurdly addictive.
Wade Boggs is known to like his beer
. Well, now a Tapper
where Boggs drinks beers, throws away girlie drinks, and eats burgers to sober up has been created. [more inside]
Do you like baseball
? Or do you prefer cricket
? Luke Whittaker
has designed a browser-game for each.
is the medieval ancestor of cricket and baseball. First mentioned in print in 1671, it was reputedly played by milkmaids, who used their bare hands as bats. The game is still played today in some parts of south-east England, but luckily with frying pan-shaped contraptions
instead. An important rule is that not following the spirit of the game
will get you sent off the pitch.
Here are some pictures of games in progress
, along with other medieval bat-and-ball games such as Nipsy and Knur & Spell. Or, if you don't like ball games, try another medieval sport, dwile flonking
(play online in flash
is surely going to be one of the most popular sports to sweep the nation. Just don't play it in a room with any fine china sets ;)