When you get deep into the weeds of a player-management mode, you test the limits of the game's ability to randomize reasonable names as it seeds the roster with fresh talent.
Reader Justin is a decade into MLB 2K11's franchise mode as the general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, and shares this gallery of gems. Normally, games autogenerate names off the existing roster, to which they have a license. "This will create a few more Aroldises [Ed. note: Aroldii?] and Yunieskys than there are in the world, and sometimes hilarity will ensue," Justin writes.
MLB 2K11's robust set of nicknames also helps the chuckle-factor. Here are a few. Justin says he's to the point where he's drafting players solely "based off their awesome names."
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Now the Kotaku Sports open thread commences with the sports TV highlights for today and tomorrow. All times are U.S. Eastern.
Interleague play winds up this weekend with all the city/state derbies. Yankees at Mets, Cubs at White Sox or Cleveland at Cincinnati are your games on Fox at 4, check local listings. Tomorrow, catch the All-Star Game selection show at noon on TBS, followed by Yankees at Mets. WGN has the Sox-Cubs at 2, then the Dodgers at Angels is on ESPN at 8.
Wimbledon's wrapped up the women's championship and will play the men's final tomorrow at 9 a.m. on NBC.
NASCAR's fixin' to run the Coke Zero 400 from Daytona on TNT at 7:30 tonight.
The Women's World Cup continues in Germany; ESPN2 and ESPN have coverage today and tomorrow, check the listings but it gets going in the morning. On the men's side, ESPN2 has New York at San Jose in the MLS tonight at 10:30. The Tour de France gets going today and is on Versus in the morning, tape-delay on NBC at 2 today and 3 tomorrow. If anyone can explain how cycling's television appeal, I'll star you.
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