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WTF? MLB videogame tournament edition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    From Cynopsis:

    It's Baseball fantasy camp! Well, sorta, kinda, okay not really. Major League Baseball Advanced Media, NY Yankee Johnny Damon, GGL and Boras Marketing have teamed-up in a joint venture to introduce the Professional Baseball Video Game League (more easily described as PBGL). Damon, who also serves as the PBGL's first League Commissioner, along with a gaggle of other pro MLB players, will go head-to-head in online video game competitions with one another and fans, beginning this week with the first game, Microsoft's Project Gotham Racing 3, for Xbox 360. Tournament rules and information about how the public can sign up to participate can be found at www.PBGL.com. The PBGL roster of baseball players for season one include: Craig Hansen (Red Sox), Julian Tavarez (Red Sox), Matt Holliday (Rockies), Willy Taveras (Rockies), Prince Fielder (Brewers), Josh Barfield (Indians), Corey Patterson (Orioles), Rodrigo Lopez (Orioles), Derek Lowe (Dodgers), Seth McClung (Devil Rays), Mike Pelfrey (Mets), Luke Hochevar (Royals) and Dallas McPherson (Angels).
  2. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i'm not a gamer but as i understand it, you can play on line against people you've never met, so if johnny lunchbucket can play from his ma's basement in east bumblefuck and be assured that he's really playing dallas mcpherson (and not a boras intern) i can see how this thing would make money. there's a lot of money out there in gaming.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    They should've got Vlad Guerrero in this. Isn't playing video games the closest he comes to using a scouting report?
  4. There was a nice first-person essay in Texas Monthly last year about this kid in Texas who was playing World of Warcraft or some such game against some guy online. They became pretty good gaming buddies. The guy turned out to be Curt Schilling, who apparently is a huge WoW nerd. Schilling hosted the kid when the Sox played at the Rangers.
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