# Falsehoods Programmers Believe about Blaseball

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- 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]`

. - 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.
- A blaseball game consists of one winner and one loser.
- The sum of a team’s wins and losses is equal to the total games played.
- The team that scores the most runs wins.
- Only the home team can win a game that results in shame.
- A team’s emoji is a single Unicode codepoint.
- A player can only be on one team at a time.
- A player can only die once.
- A team will never be completely removed from the backend.
- A player can’t accrue batting statistics while dead.
- The home team doesn’t play the bottom of the last inning if they’ve already won.
- A team wins a postseason round if they reach the specified win count.
- The Book has one Page.
- A run scores one point for the team that completed it.
- A pitcher can never negatively affect the opposing team’s runs.
- Weather cannot change before a game begins.
- There is a limit to how many foul balls a single player can swing at in a single at bat.
- A player’s name won’t change mid-game.
- The home team pitcher and the away team pitcher must be different players.
- A lineup player cannot bat and be on base at the same time.
- Players in one game cannot affect players in another game.
- Fractional coin values cannot be earned.
- Fractional coin values will be displayed in the account.
- There is one inning per inning.
- Innings always end when they’re an Outing.
- Time is linear.
- Players cannot move from one game to another mid-game.
- Runners will score in the same order as their position in the batting lineup.
- Players need to visit every base to score.
- A pitcher who throws a perfect game will always win.
- A player can’t score in an inning in which they haven’t batted.
- A sacrifice can drive in only one baserunner.
- A team will not have more championship wins than appearances.
- All Blaseball teams will have unique names.
- A pitcher can never positively affect the opposing team’s runs.
- A pitcher cannot pitch a game while Elsewhere.
- A peanut shell cannot pitch.
- All divisions will have the same number of teams.
- The number of teams in a game will not change mid-game.
- A game has two participant teams.
- A game has a loser.
- When teams are dead, they’re dead for good.
- A game has an at bat.
- There are 99 game days in the regular season.
- The pitch count will start 0-0, and not exceed 3-3.
- The number of Bases won’t change mid-game.
- ThisIsStaticYo
- A Team’s Emoji will never change.
- A team will play only one game at a time.
- The home team and the away team must be different teams.