To me, this seems like the most logical evolution of baseball; America’s greatest pastime, as envisioned by Futurama.
So it’s got the main theme of baseball; batters need to hit a ball and make it around the bases, but then ramps it up to 11. The ball is tethered to the field, though some juiced up batters are able to knock it clear of it’s tether. Then there’s the spot in the outfield that guarantees an automatic victory if the ball flies into it, then there’s the insane rules of too many balls in one hole leading to a multi-ball game. And that’s one component of the game.
The rest of the game involves giant spiders, a motorcycle to ride around the bases, and the subtle fact that everyone uses PEDs – robots, aliens, humans, etc… all so that everyone is playing at their peak. Man, that’s be one hell of a game.