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RichBall is a two team ball game, similar to baseball or
softball, but with a significant difference -- the standard
equipment for the game is all made of the most advanced
(and possibly most costly) space aged materials.
The bat and ball are made of carbon fiber, the bases are
titanium is used where steel or aluminum
would have sufficed for lesser games, etc.
Summer uniforms are made out of high tech wicking cloth,
which lets sweat easily evaporate, while winter uniforms
are insulated with some sort of aerogel.
Fictional game whose sole purpose is to encourage consumption [cowtamer, Aug 15 2010]
||Disappointed. I thought everything would have to be made of
||Well, I was initially thinking, wouldn't it be cool to
have a bouncable hollow ball made of carbon
fiber... then I thought, well, it wouldn't be much
good by itself, so one would need to use it in a
||One obviously can't use such a ball in baseball,
because baseball has some fairly precise rules
about what kind of ball can be used.
||Then I thought, what about a baseball-like game
where the rules were changed to *require* such a
ball. But then, if you're going to require such a
c.f. ball, then you might as well use c.f. bats, too.
||Followed by the thought, "this could start getting
expensive, so you might as well make everything
||Already half-baked by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World (see link)
||It's called "Buying a Boat".