RBI Baseball Drinking Game

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The RBI Baseball Drinking Game is a way to get drunk off your favorite alcholic beverage while playing RBI. It is the main impetus for our lifelong excursion to all that is RBI...

Origins

On one lonely evening in October 1997, two disgruntled alcoholics named Mark Stehling and Gantry Zettler were devising a way to rid their Dekalb apartment of some beer. A week earlier our two heroes purchased a case of Sam Adams Double Bock, rumor has it in the reject ward of an Artificial Insemination Center. Little did they know this beer was so vile that no sane human or college student would touch it. At first they were able to pawn free bottles off on a few ignorant freshmen who happened to stumble in their apartment at 3am. Would spread quickly however and after two days nobody would dare touch it.

Since throwing out beer was penalized by anal probe at Northern Illinois University, these budding geniuses needed to devise a way to get the rest of this beer drank even though no moderately conscious person would go near it. Then a light struck - why don't we make a drinking game between the two of us where the object is to make your opponent drink as much Double Bock as possible? After using all their combined brain power to formulate this brilliant plan, the mental exhaustion suffered by these two masochists made them inable to do anything but reach out and grunt. Fortunately, Mark was able to grab two Nintendo controllers and the sheer simplicity of this game made establishing drinking rules possible through grunting. The rest as they say is history...

Main Rules

When playing the RBI Drinking Game, the standard set of rules are a little different than one might think. First off, you want to play a Straight Pitch throwing style. Secondly, the slow-ball pitch is strictly forbidden with two strikes. Although this may seem basic and odd, you must remember that the point of this game is to drink. Throwing curves and striking out batters makes the game too slow and low-scoring. Also, once you get a few games/beers under your belt, trying to follow the curves and play strategically is quite the challenge. Moving the pitcher on the mound is allowed, but curves of any sort are not.

Some standard gameplay etiquette should also be followed. The first two people to play get their coveted spots by calling "first game" when they enter the house/apartment where the game is to take place. As long as you don't leave the house or relinquish it in a bargaining move, the first game remains theirs. After a winner of the first game is decided, the two opponents shake hands and the loser is bequeathed two responsibilities. First off, he/she must reset the game. Secondly, the loser is designated beer bitch for the next game. The winner of the previous game gets first shot at controller, team and where they want to bat in the inning. It's good to be the champ...

Drinking Rules

Drink One

  • Giving up a single
  • Giving up a stolen base
  • Grounding out to the right fielder
  • Each consecutive out after a 1-2-3 inning
  • Each consecutive foul ball after the 3rd in a row


Drink Two

  • Fouling Out
  • Giving up a double
  • Hitting into a double play
  • Bunting out on strike three
  • Giving up a single to the pitcher
  • Getting picked-off or caught stealing


Drink Three

  • Giving up a triple
  • Hitting into a 1-2-3 inning


Drink Four

  • Giving up a double to the pitcher
  • Giving up a home run that stays in the stadium


Drink Five

  • Each consecutive 1-2-3 inning after the first
  • Giving up a home run that leaves the stadium
  • Giving up a home run that hits the lights (The Natural)
  • Grounding to the third baseman and having him beat you to first (the Tony Armas play)


Drink Six

  • Giving up a triple to the pitcher
  • Giving up a home run where the ball is never seen on the way down


Drink Seven

  • Giving up a homer that goes through the outfield wall or is clearly foul.


Drink Ten

Striking out

  • Getting slaughtered
  • Hitting into a triple play
  • Giving up a grand slam home run
  • Giving up a homerun to Ozzie Smith
  • Giving up 5 homers to the same batter
  • Striking out an opponent with an illegal pitch


Permanent Retirement

  • Giving up a homerun to the pitcher (yet to happen)


Socials

  • A Bop (aka Error)
  • A Glitch
  • The Statue of Liberty Play
  • The Computer Assistance Play