My brother and I first learned of this cup match at a Yankees-Indians match in 1996. The Yankees, they of wealthy roster and eventual World Series title, started Brian Boehringer that day and got slaughtered. So beyond just being in Yankee Stadium for the first time and Jim Thome and Manny Ramirez homering, the drunks in front of us were the key source of entertainment. That’s mainly because over the duration of the three-hour cup game, they were responsible for a section’s worth of swear words, which in ages 11 and 9 we thought was the funniest thing we’d ever seen.
The cup match (swearing actually optional) is your easiest choice for how to bet on baseball and keeps you going through any blowout. It’s a perfect alternative for people attending a game with lots of extraneous dollar bills without a forethought.
The basics: 3-6ish players, 1 cup, ideally rinsed. Lots of $1 bills. Strangers in your row welcome if you keep an eye on their sneaky hands whenever they are in possession of the cup. Put in cash and collect money from the cup dependent on the game’s events.
The rules: These can differ, but they need to be written down in pencil before the game begins. The cup begins with the very first person in the row and is passed one batter at a time, shifting hands when a new batter enters the box. Players have to pay or collect based on what occurs when they are holding the cup. For beginners at this, try a $1 ante, cover $1 for an outside, $3 to get a strikeout, $5 to get a double play, $20 for a triple play. Don’t make too many selections, because you would like to maintain the pot large. Perhaps collect $1 for every base on a hit and $3 for every run. What you’re really playing is that the whole pot goes into the holder on a house run (using a re-ante) and when the game ends.
Variants: Oh, a lot of things. Throw at $20 if a person gets ejected while you’re holding the cup. Maybe decide on some trigger event ahead of the game like a 1-2-3 double play which pays just like a home run. By the time you’re veterans at this, the balance sheet of plus-plays and minus-plays need to be more than a page long.
Just a little math: Regardless of how many players are playing, try to sit in the third seat from the beginning of the game. (Your battle over the third chair in the row should appear something like this.) Eighty-five of this home runs at the top of their first last year came from the No. 3 hitter in comparison to 59 in the leadoff guy and 38 from the No. 2 hitter.
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