If you are even remotely interested in video games then you have heard of the addictive game, Fortnite. Fortnite is very similar to baseball as in it is a big game, big business, and free to play! But could Fortnite be having a negative impact on baseball?
Major League Baseball players are addicted to Fortnite because of all the downtime they have between games. The game is mobile-based so they can take it anywhere and it helps them unwind.
However, the game may have caused it's first casualty in professional baseball. The Boston Red Sox had a game against their biggest rival the New York Yankees last Wednesday and their pitcher, David Price, had to sit out the game due to a case of carpal tunnel syndrome from PLAYING FORTNITE!
David Price is a lucky it was just a mild case of carpal tunnel, but he said just to be safe he is hanging up his controller for a while.
Fortnite is not only affecting the Boston Red Sox though, the Milwaukee Brewers shared this funny post on Instagram a few days ago about the game as well.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see how the rest of the season plays out with the new addicting game impacting baseball.