Blaseball is difficult to describe in that it is a lot like fantasy baseball for a fictional league that also focuses on issues of social justice and other societal issues. In the game, you can pick a favorite team that you follow and even bet on games that are entirely simulation with VC. If it sounds confusing at first, that’s because it is. On the games’ website, their mission statement reads:
Blaseball is baseball at your mercy. Baseball perfected. Our players are inhuman. They play day and night. Rain or shine. They never grow sick. They never tire.
This is our gift to you — the fans. We hear your prayers at trade deadlines. We suffer your DH debates. No more. Democracy returns to the national pastime. Each week, you vote to remake the league in your own image. Everything from rules to rosters is in your hands.
Of course, votes aren’t free. Cash is king. So do what you do best. Gamble. Betting is allowed and encouraged. But parents fear not — your currencies and credit cards have no value here. Blaseball deals in its own dollar.
It is interesting to see a game that instead of simulating a real-life sports experience this is attempting to create a true sports fandom experience. I don’t know how much traction this game will gain especially since sports are now slowly returning where I would be more optimistic if every league was still out of commission. This may start a real trend in the future towards something similar where instead of waiting for real people to play sports that can be supplemented through games that simulate seasons and give players a true fan experience.