Google Doodle celebrates July Fourth by letting you play baseball with your favorite foods (2024)

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A little baseball with your food?Credit: Google

For the Fourth of July, Google wants you to play with your food.

The newest Google Doodle lets you play baseball, that classic American pastime, with a bunch of "characters" based on our nation's favorite foods. They include a hot dog ("H-Dog"), popcorn ("Power Pop"), and a corn on the cob ("Cobbra").

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Quite the lineup, at the ballpark or the barbecue.Credit: Google

You can play on desktop or on mobile. After a brief intro, you get to start swinging away with a random food character.

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Take me out to the Doooooooodle....Credit: Google

Follow the on-screen instructions and, well, play ball against a team of peanuts while trying not to get too hungry.

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Big Pretzel EnergyCredit: Google

Here's what all the fun looks like on mobile, though the person who thinks of celery as a great American snack food clearly has a hidden agenda (unless, of course, we're talking in a Bloody Mary).

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Celery swings for the fences.Credit: Google

And, for even further fun, here's a collection of initial character sketches shared by Google.

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Enjoy the old school feel of these Doodle character sketches.Credit: Google

If you're going to while away the holiday on your phone, you might as well be smacking homers with a sirloin steak.

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Marcus Gilmer is Mashable's Assistant Real-Times News Editor on the West Coast, reporting on breaking news from his location in San Francisco. An Alabama native, Marcus earned his BA from Birmingham-Southern College and his MFA in Communications from the University of New Orleans. Marcus has previously worked for Chicagoist, The A.V. Club, the Chicago Sun-Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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