# Falsehoods Programmers Believe about Blaseball

- There are four bases.
- A strikeout is three strikes.
- A walk is four balls.
- Scores are a positive number.
- Scores are an integral number.
- The game ends when a team is mathematically unable to win.
- All games start 0-0.
- The first pitcher in the rotation starts in Game 1.
- There are 9 players in a batting lineup.
- Teams have an equal number of players.
- All batters in the lineup bat.
- All fielders bat.
- Pitchers pitch for a full game.
- When players die, they’re dead for good.
- Rookies are brand new players.
- Stat changes only happen after the Election.
- Roster changes only happen after the Election.
- Roster changes don’t happen during games.
- The pitcher must throw the ball.
- A team’s name won’t change.
- A team’s name won’t change mid-season.
- Espresso is a type of coffee.
- A player’s name won’t change.
- Two players can’t have the same name.
- A player will exist on the field in only one place at a time.
- A player name will consist of exactly two words (this false assumption applies outside of Blaseball, too).
- A player name will consist of at least two words.
- A giant peanut shell can’t field the ball.
- A pitcher will never hit the batter with a pitch.
- A player’s OPS cannot possibly be higher than, like, 4.
- A game’s pitcher can be determined by
`rotation[day % 5]`

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- A game’s pitcher can be determined by
`rotation[(day % 5) + 1]`

beginning in Season 7.
- Teams must score at least one run to win.
- A pitcher is awarded with a shutout when the opposing team scores 0 runs.
- There are 5 pitchers in a pitching rotation.
- Each team gets 3 outs in an inning.
- A batter or runner must leave play when an out is called.
- A batter will swing once per pitch.
- Only one baserunner can be on a base at once.