It's football (American football where you pass the ball
and tackle each other) played on a baseball diamond.
The goal is to score a touchdown by getting around all 3
and tagging home plate with the ball in your hands.
1-X team pitcher on the mound is the quarterback playing
2- X team catcher is the receiver.
3- Z team "batter" is the defensive back defending against
4- Both X team and Z teams have one player on each of the
bases. X team is a receiver, Z team is trying to cover the
receiver or tackle him preventing a move to the next base.
What you basically have is "monkey in the middle", "hot box"
"interceptor" where you have two guys trying to throw the
to each other over a person in the middle trying to intercept
or deflect that ball.
So the quarterback / pitcher throws the ball to his guy
behind home plate while the other team tries to cover him.
pitcher / quarterback's guy catches the ball, he can make a
run towards first base. The defense can tackle him and
where it gets interesting.
If the guy covering first base leaves first base to tackle the
oncoming player with the ball, he leaves the next receiver
open so the runner can throw the ball to him.
The most exciting part of baseball is when you get a runner
trying to steal a base and the 1st and 2nd base players trying
to get him out. With Base Football, every play would be this
So the runner gets to first, he replaces the receiver on his
team who was there and tries to get to second. If any player
gets tacked before they reach their base, they're out,
they can throw it to the next player on the next base. Doing
of course risks getting an interception and having to move to
defense, just as in football.
If the ball ever hits the ground, everybody goes for it.
I think this would take the most exciting parts of both sports
and combine them.
The actual application of this game, which might look silly
at first, might be to have a game of this going on before a
big league baseball game while the crowd was arriving.
More entertaining than what they do now which is have a
guy in a mascot costume parade around acting goofy until
the game starts.