New Caps, Old Parks Welcome You Back to The Show

Do sports video games deserve a spoiler alert? If I don't put one here, I'm sure someone will complain about it. Over the weekend I heard various reports of MLB 13 The Show being sold before it's supposed to hit shelves next week. Someone got their hands on a copy and have been feeding Operation Sports all kinds of… » 2/26/13 11:00am 2/26/13 11:00am

No Longer a Rookie, Bryce Harper Wants to Welcome You to The Show

He was the first teenager to make an All-Star Team in nearly 30 years and the first ever to do it as a position player. His team made the postseason, and he was the National League's rookie of the year.


Bryce Harper had a pleasant introduction to The Show this year. Sony hopes you'll have one next year, too. » 12/12/12 2:00pm 12/12/12 2:00pm

The Baseball Video Gamer: A Hack Living in Mom's Basement

When I was about 15, about the time you should begin to read serious books and challenge the accepted wisdom of your forebears, I got a copy of Total Baseball » 11/18/12 6:30pm 11/18/12 6:30pm, an enormous, flaccid, yellow paperback about the size of the Manhattan phone book. I studied it at the foot of my bed next to the hardbound which looked more…

How Old Can a Guy Be Before MLB The Show Finally Throws Him Out?

Jamie Moyer, at 49, is scheduled to start tomorrow for the Colorado Rockies. Only 11 other pitchers have appeared in an MLB game at age 46 or older.


I was curious, how does a simulation like MLB 12 The Show, which prides itself on authenticity, handle age in its Road to the Show career mode, and in its multi-season… » 4/06/12 6:00pm 4/06/12 6:00pm

Even the All-Stars are Role Players in MLB 11 The Show

Sitting there with my DualShock in my lap, I struggled to recall the last time a video game blindsided me this hard, much less at a point this early in playing it. I'd ranked up at a respectable rate, gained a fast understanding of my abilities and the situations in which they were useful. I was fearless and, I… » 3/17/11 10:00pm 3/17/11 10:00pm

MLB 11 The Show is Still The Finest in the Field

I've seen the big leagues, son. I've squinted at the lights at Fenway as the sun makes a cotton candy sky behind the Citgo sign in left. But I ain't there right now. I'm down here chewing on grass, pitching in my third game in as many days, deep in the well of the low minor leagues, where the uniforms are washed every… » 3/13/11 8:30pm 3/13/11 8:30pm