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EddieBurkett
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#1 Posted on 22.6.05 1027.51
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Perhaps I should have posted this in the baseball forum.

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I don't know what to make of this. It doesn't seem right that two innings that aren't actually played will go down in the record books. Its an interesting idea, but I think it would make more sense to keep the games and the actual sport separate. That said, it might be neat if a virtual league sprang from this, as unlikely as that is to happen.
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#2 Posted on 22.6.05 1103.20
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Wow, that's fascinating.

Will the "virtual" game count in the real game log stats? Since they will be creating the likeness of the players, will the stats for those innings count for those players in real life?

Big ol' can of worms there.

(edit) By that, I mean that if the player stats would be recorded, well what if the video gamer whiffs out x times in the two innings? If the game counts in the team stats, how do they account for the stats amassed in those innings? I'm just thinking if more places try this publicity stunt, so I'm not crying about this specific incident or anything. Heck, as stated above I think it's fascinating.

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#3 Posted on 22.6.05 1250.45
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I would almost be certain that the player stats wouldn't count. As far as opening a big o' can of worms...why? It's just minor league baseball. It really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. I think it's pretty creative.
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#4 Posted on 22.6.05 1314.00
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It's an independent league, even.
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#5 Posted on 22.6.05 1357.17
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OK. For minor league baseball, this is an awesome idea. This'll get major pub, and dare I say, increase action at the turnstiles.

Yet we'll never see it up here in Northeast Wisconsin, mainly because the gurus behind MVP Baseball 2005 decided to go with a fictional single-A ballclub for Seattle, instead of the real-life Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (for whom as the Appleton Foxes, A-Rod played in 1994 before Pinella brought him up to the Mariners when he ran outta shortstops.)

(EDIT: You can now pick up the 1994 Appleton Foxes card set online {Wisconsin Timber Rattlers}...get A-Rod's rookie card! And if you're a Sox fan like me...glare at it angrily.) :-)

Anybody else's local minor-league clubs get screwed over via exclusion from MVP Baseball 2005? Grrr...

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#6 Posted on 22.6.05 1432.16
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You do realize why they're often called "high-A" and "low-A" affiliates, don't you? Hint: Because most teams have more than one. And, you guessed it, the Inland Empire 66ers (ie66ers.com) are the high-A Seattle affiliate.
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#7 Posted on 22.6.05 1544.20
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Yea, I think they skipped the Midwest League entirely, because it's Low A. No KC Cougars, no Peoria Chiefs, no Fort Wayne Wizards, no - you know, I know too many Midwest League teams.

Will someone at EA being making up rosters and uniforms and whatever for the game? These two teams aren't in the game either.

This is just a typical Northern League stunt promotion.
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#8 Posted on 23.6.05 1547.34
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From the article:

"In addition to providing stats and players from major-league baseball teams, the Xbox version of MVP Baseball 2005 also allows players to create their own teams.

The T-Bones are creating two Xbox teams with the statistics and even facial characteristics of T-Bones and Flyers players, Williams said. The gamers will be allowed to choose their lineups, and the play-by-play will be called by stadium announcers."

I just wonder who is going to decide the stats of the players.
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#9 Posted on 23.6.05 1901.10
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    For minor league baseball, this is an awesome idea. This'll get major pub, and dare I say, increase action at the turnstiles.
Do you really think this will get the turnstiles spinning? Now, I realize that when it comes to video games I am well out of the mainstream. I don't own a Game Cube or Game Boy or Xbox or Playstation or...well, I don't own any video games, and the only game I regularly play on my PC is Chess. Now, not playing any of these games myself, I can't for the life of me imagine paying to watch somebody else play these games. In fact, I know that there's no way on God's green earth that I would drive out to a ballpark and buy a ticket to watch someone play a video game. But again, as I stated above, I realize that I'm well out of the mainstream in this area. Therefore, just to get a feel of how other people are willing to spend their entertainment dollars, I ask my fellow W's: Would you spend your hard-earned money to go to watch someone else play a video game?
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#10 Posted on 24.6.05 0038.03
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#11 Posted on 24.6.05 0133.53
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    Originally posted by Downtown Bookie
    Therefore, just to get a feel of how other people are willing to spend their entertainment dollars, I ask my fellow W's: Would you spend your hard-earned money to go to watch someone else play a video game?



Would I spend money to watch somebody play out a full game of baseball on the XBox? No. Would I pay money to see this? Yeah, I would. It's a neat little promotion and it's the sort of thing that minor league baseball has going for it _ a willingness to say "Aw, what the hell, why not try it?"
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#12 Posted on 24.6.05 0208.05
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During a major league baseball strike my station's afternoon host and I decided to "call" a Nintendo Cubs-Cards game on the air, with the machine playing both sides. There were no names with the players, natch, so I used the regular team's starting lineup and called the game as it happened on the screen.

When the Cub's 3B Todd Zeile fielded a ball then threw it randomly into left center field, it was tough to ad-lib a plausible explanation.

And, yes, we DID get phone calls during it asking why wasn't the ballgame on TV.
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#13 Posted on 25.6.05 1954.44
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Sheesh, there's no limit to the bizarre things people will try. But I think they're being a little optimistic when they said "Everyone's gonna wanna try this after us." Not so much, no. I play video games all the time and I'm bored stiff watching other people play.
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#14 Posted on 30.6.05 0804.28
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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    During a major league baseball strike my station's afternoon host and I decided to "call" a Nintendo Cubs-Cards game on the air, with the machine playing both sides. There were no names with the players, natch, so I used the regular team's starting lineup and called the game as it happened on the screen.

    When the Cub's 3B Todd Zeile fielded a ball then threw it randomly into left center field, it was tough to ad-lib a plausible explanation.


*sigh* Because he's a Cub,and the Cubs do things just to give us fans ulcers. That'd be the depressing explanation.
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