I don’t think of myself as a competitive person, but give me a video game, and it’s like I’m in an Olympic final and I’m not going home without a gold medal. Today’s video game happens to be a Google Doodle baseball game where your opponents are peanuts, your entire team is made of food, and, whoops, I just cussed out a pie.
Anyway. In honor of July Fourth, there’s a new Google Doodle where you simply click to swing the bat as a peanut slings a baseball at you. It’s as easy as that. Your team rotates from classic American foods like burgers and hot dogs to celery and... cherries? Occasionally, you also get left-handed players like lettuce and lemonade.
The peanuts don’t make a big attempt to get you out as long as you hit something. You can tell what kind of ball the pitcher peanut is going to throw based on its hat color. I won’t spoil it for you, but just know that when you see a red hat, trouble’s coming.
For a simple game, you can get addicted and pretty invested in it. Three games in a row, I always got my third strike with pie, but maybe you’ll have better luck than me. Happy almost Independence Day!