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Baseball is back!

CryingCube2

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Ahhh…baseball
Every time I go to Diamond City fond memories of my past life return. I remember the times that I spent here when it was in its former glory. I can clearly recall being at one of the 2076 World Series games. It was a chilly night; we were lucky to get the tickets, especially on the first base line. We had a few beers, hot dogs and a big bag of peanuts (of course!). The entire stadium gasped when our opponents hit a two run homer in the 9th and pulled ahead by one run. But our team didn’t let us down. We finished the game with a grand slam home run, winning by three runs! The entire stadium erupted into a cheer! All this excitement - who would have thought that baseball would be erased from history by nuclear devastation only one year later. Baseball was about bringing the community together. It gave us a sense of pride as we cheered our team to victory. It was a happy time with good food, drinks and getting together with friends. Now we are left with Moe’s version of the game, captivating audiences with stories of blood and gore. Maybe it’s just nostalgia but this world needs the good attributes of baseball - pride, unity and a way to compete without the loss of life and limb.

Maybe I have become obsessed with the idea, but I am determined to bring pre-war baseball back to the Commonwealth. Every time I am near the old Starlight drive-in, I can’t help thinking that this would be a great location for a baseball park. The space, the screen, I don’t know but it just seems perfect. There is a group of scavengers that live there now. They used ASAMs to set up a small market, a few homes, a farm and devised a clever way to recycle the junk they have gathered with working machinery. However, they have been struggling as they haven’t been able to attract vendors and more importantly, customers. I think I will talk to them and see if we can work something out.

Good news! A deal has been made and baseball will be returning to the Commonwealth! The current settlers will stay and continue to operate their businesses during construction and are excited to contribute with equipment and supplies.

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Construction has begun. We brought in dirt to build the field….a lot of dirt! We were able to get old construction equipment up and running to greatly speed up the development. We were also able to patch up the dilapidated movie screen with old signs from businesses that once thrived in the Commonwealth. Looking good!

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Progress! The field is complete and we have begun to build the stadium and dugouts. We were lucky to find green paint for the stadium walls - hopefully we have enough. More settlers are coming to the area and business is good!
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Opening Day is finally almost here! Tomorrow HQ is challenging Diamond City to the first game of pre-war baseball in over 200 years! Now we can show Moe what baseball is really about!
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Jeff Belinger

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who knows! maybe he'll find it jarringly wholesome compared to his definition of what baseball is! of course, he'll be weirded out that its not what he thought it was, butr that's just culture shock. make him experience the sheer athletic performance that is baseball, make him see a homerun from a record-breaking pitch and an Olympic level swing and watch his eyes grow large as plates as he tracks the ball into the skies only for him to lose track of it due to distance
 

Jeff Belinger

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course, there'd be two different leagues: The World Series (level) League and the Atomic League, which would be open for anyone, humans and mutants alike, and in this specific league, humans would be heavily suggested to use drugs and other forms of performance enhancers because Super Mutants exists as well as other non-feral mutants with human level intelligence. of course, the whole league would be regulated by pre-war ghouls since they knew about the game and since they'd know how to arbiter a game the best, they'd be coaches, Umpires, rules officials and likely league organizers, but team ownership is up for anyone who has the caps to fund their team, ghoul, human, super mutant or otherwise.I could definitely see a S'Lanter as a Team Owner.
 

CryingCube2

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course, there'd be two different leagues: The World Series (level) League and the Atomic League, which would be open for anyone, humans and mutants alike, and in this specific league, humans would be heavily suggested to use drugs and other forms of performance enhancers because Super Mutants exists as well as other non-feral mutants with human level intelligence. of course, the whole league would be regulated by pre-war ghouls since they knew about the game and since they'd know how to arbiter a game the best, they'd be coaches, Umpires, rules officials and likely league organizers, but team ownership is up for anyone who has the caps to fund their team, ghoul, human, super mutant or otherwise.I could definitely see a S'Lanter as a Team Owner.
Love it! Great addition to the story! I thought about the ghouls having pre-war knowledge of baseball - too bad they kicked out of Diamond City and were unable to set Moe straight. Also love the idea of an Atomic League - that would be awesome!
 
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