Any respectable kid growing up in the late 1980s knew how to hold his/her own while playing RBI Baseball on Nintendo. This 8-bit game featured players that not only looked exactly alike but also waddled around in the same manner like there was a horrendous hemorrhoid epidemic. It also had the kind of music that came to define Nintendo games – you know, tunes that actually only last 12 seconds but are played on loop no matter what’s going on on screen. It was also known as the game where you could never, ever lose to the computer, as properly demonstrated by this YouTube clip:
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Since the computer is an idiot, if you want a challenge playing this game, you need to face real live people. You need… a tournament.
Good thing there is one.
The Fifth Official RBI Baseball Championship of the Universe Tournament (COTUT) will be taking place on June 21-22, 2008 at the most regal of locations, the Best Western in Des Plaines, IL. But of course, you’re not there for their wonderful amenities like AM/FM clocks or “direct dial telephones”. You’re there for blood.
It’s going to be a 32-person tournament and as of this writing, there are 13 more spots left! If any of you are cavalier enough to enter the gauntlet*, registration info can be found here. And may the spirit guide you to victory.
*Actually, if any of you do register, let us know! Would love to hear how this things works.