Falsehoods Programmers Believe about Blaseball

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  1. There are four bases.
  2. A strikeout is three strikes.
  3. A walk is four balls.
  4. Scores are a positive number.
  5. Scores are an integral number.
  6. The game ends when a team is mathematically unable to win.
  7. All games start 0-0.
  8. The first pitcher in the rotation starts in Game 1.
  9. There are 9 players in a batting lineup.
  10. Teams have an equal number of players.
  11. All batters in the lineup bat.
  12. All fielders bat.
  13. Pitchers pitch for a full game.
  14. When players die, they’re dead for good.
  15. Rookies are brand new players.
  16. Stat changes only happen after the Election.
  17. Roster changes only happen after the Election.
  18. Roster changes don’t happen during games.
  19. The pitcher must throw the ball.
  20. A team’s name won’t change.
  21. A team’s name won’t change mid-season.
  22. Espresso is a type of coffee.
  23. A player’s name won’t change.
  24. Two players can’t have the same name.
  25. A player will exist on the field in only one place at a time.
  26. A player name will consist of exactly two words (this false assumption applies outside of Blaseball, too).
  27. A player name will consist of at least two words.
  28. A giant peanut shell can’t field the ball.
  29. A pitcher will never hit the batter with a pitch.
  30. A player’s OPS cannot possibly be higher than, like, 4.
  31. A game’s pitcher can be determined by rotation[day % 5].
  32. A game’s pitcher can be determined by rotation[(day % 5) + 1] beginning in Season 7.
  33. Teams must score at least one run to win.
  34. A pitcher is awarded with a shutout when the opposing team scores 0 runs.
  35. There are 5 pitchers in a pitching rotation.
  36. Each team gets 3 outs in an inning.
  37. A batter or runner must leave play when an out is called.
  38. A batter will swing once per pitch.
  39. Only one baserunner can be on a base at once.
  40. A blaseball game consists of one winner and one loser.
  41. The sum of a team’s wins and losses is equal to the total games played.
  42. The team that scores the most runs wins.
  43. Only the home team can win a game that results in shame.
  44. A team’s emoji is a single Unicode codepoint.
  45. A player can only be on one team at a time.
  46. A player can only die once.
  47. A team will never be completely removed from the backend.
  48. A player can’t accrue batting statistics while dead.
  49. The home team doesn’t play the bottom of the last inning if they’ve already won.
  50. A team wins a postseason round if they reach the specified win count.
  51. The Book has one Page.
  52. A run scores one point for the team that completed it.
  53. A pitcher can never negatively affect the opposing team’s runs.
  54. Weather cannot change before a game begins.
  55. There is a limit to how many foul balls a single player can swing at in a single at bat.
  56. A player’s name won’t change mid-game.
  57. The home team pitcher and the away team pitcher must be different players.
  58. A lineup player cannot bat and be on base at the same time.
  59. Players in one game cannot affect players in another game.
  60. Fractional coin values cannot be earned.
  61. Fractional coin values will be displayed in the account.
  62. There is one inning per inning.
  63. Innings always end when they’re an Outing.
  64. Time is linear.
  65. Players cannot move from one game to another mid-game.
  66. Runners will score in the same order as their position in the batting lineup.
  67. Players need to visit every base to score.
  68. A pitcher who throws a perfect game will always win.
  69. A player can’t score in an inning in which they haven’t batted.
  70. A sacrifice can drive in only one baserunner.
  71. A team will not have more championship wins than appearances.
  72. All Blaseball teams will have unique names.
  73. A pitcher can never positively affect the opposing team’s runs.
  74. A pitcher cannot pitch a game while Elsewhere.
  75. A peanut shell cannot pitch.
  76. All divisions will have the same number of teams.
  77. The number of teams in a game will not change mid-game.
  78. A game has two participant teams.
  79. A game has a loser.
  80. When teams are dead, they’re dead for good.
  81. A game has an at bat.
  82. There are 99 game days in the regular season.
  83. The pitch count will start 0-0, and not exceed 3-3.
  84. The number of Bases won’t change mid-game.
  85. ThisIsStaticYo
  86. A Team’s Emoji will never change.
  87. A team will play only one game at a time.
  88. The home team and the away team must be different teams.