The first thing to make clear is that only users who have signed up are eligible to be traded. So if you read through this and think “eh, not for me,” don’t worry that you’ll somehow be roped into the game.
For those who are interested in it, here’s how it goes:
Users register to be players for the subreddit of their choice. Each subreddit has a GM (or group of GMs) who is responsible for negotiating trades with the other subs. At the end of the week of trading, players report to their new subs and spend a week cheering for their new teams.
So, what does that looks like? Well, let’s follow a hypothetical player through the game.
A fan of the Detroit Tigers registers as a player for /r/MotorCityKitties. Over the course of the trading week, he is sent to /r/CHICubs in exchange for two players. Then he is moved again from /r/CHICubs to /r/ColoradoRockies. When trading closes on Friday night, he changes his flair on baseball-related subs to Rockies flair, subscribes to /r/ColoradoRockies, and begins cheering for the Rockies(participating in their Game Threads).
It’s a fun game that encourages redditors to branch out a little, meet new people who have a similar passion for baseball, even if it’s for a different team.
How Do I Sign Up?
I’m so glad you asked. Simply go here and fill out the form!
Trading will take place on /r/baseball the week of the MLB All-Star Game. It will open Monday, July 16th at 6:00 AM MDT (Mountain Time Zone is the only time zone recognized by the Office of the Commissioner) and will close Friday, July 20th at 6:00 PM MDT.