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So real…it’s unreal

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It starts with an idea:

I am a big sports gamer. I believe my love of baseball was nurtured by my ability to create/recreate memories of the boys in blue in the latest video game iteration. In fact, until 2017, the only way to see the Cubs win the World Series was by winning it yourself. If you were not feeling up to the task, you could just watch this old MLB The Show commercial.

Baseball season is right around the corner, so that means MLB the Show 17 is coming out soon as well. March 28th to be exact. Not to speak on behalf of the entire community, but I am very very very excited. Which brings me to my idea.

With the Cubs finally reaching ultimate glory, I have wondered if this season they would receive a large jump in digital ratings, making them almost too good. I additionally wonder just how accurate this game is now to real life. After all, the old slogan has been “So real…it’s unreal.”

This season I am planning the following:

1.) Starting 2 franchises with the Cubs using a roster with full minors compliments of Operation Sports.

2.) First one will mimic the regular season. I will operate full roster control and keep real life injuries and trades updated. For the entire league. I will compare the performance on a monthly basis to the REAL Cubs.

3.) Second one will be my own personal Theo Epstein-esque construction that I plan to broadcast from my Twitch.TV channel. This will be a forum in which I will interact with viewers and talk my general thoughts on the team while watching me play as my favorite team. Questions come up on the screen while I play, so I can interact with viewers.

Let me know in the comments if you would be interested in checking this out! Otherwise, only 13 days until baseball season begins!

  • The Schwarbs

    Yes I’m so interested in you doing this. Please do this?

    • Jeff R

      I definitely will be doing it in some capacity. I am trying to figure out how often I will write about it for this site.

  • Dork

    Sorry, I’m pretty sure I won’t be checking it out.

    • Jeff R

      Would you be interested in reading about findings?

      • Dork

        Yeah, i might read about findings.

    • Eddie Von White

      Sorry, I’m pretty sure I won’t be checking it out if Dork isn’t checking it out.

      • cap’n realist

        Eddie Von Lemming

      • Sherm

        If Eddie doesn’t because Dork doesn’t, then I’m not.

        Sherm Von Lemming Von Sheeplike

        Also, because if I’m going to HAVE a fantasy life? Baseball isn’t going to be part of it.

      • Doug S.

        You guys kill me.

      • Eddie Von White

        Sherm Von Lemming Von Sheeplike Von Slayer

      • Sherm

        Sherm VLVSVS

        For short

  • Doc Raker

    Sorry, I just don’t spend that much time with my computer. I would like to know who is funnier, Digital Sherm or Real Sherm?

    Can we delete Real Len Kasper or just Digital Len Kasper?

  • Is there a game mode where you can go back to 2007 or so and sign Adam Dunn instead of Milton Bradley?

    • Doug S.

      Yes, but you have to take Michael J Fox with you.

      • JTBarrett16

        Only if you take Justin Beiber back

    • Sherm

      Can we go back to the day before CAPS found the blog?

  • Seymour Butts

    So…No Dork, No EVW, No Sherm, No Raker. Non-committal Doug , Swan and Obvious. Predictably obsequious CAPS. (I make it my goal to expand vocabularies)
    I’m not sure I can wrap my hands or head around this pretend sports thing. So the idea is to avoid physical activity by creating characters to play the games for you? Try contacting the gang from the theoretical physics department.

    • Doug S.

      I’ll side with Seymour on this matter because he used obsequious in a sentence.

      • Sherm

        Hims a doctor. Hims smart

    • Dork

      I looked it up and did not even understand the definition.

      • JTBarrett16

        Me too

  • Adam Peters

    Will Wrigley Field be built in Minecraft for this endeavor?

  • Does this game allow you to modify a player’s appearance? It would be interesting to see how regular Russel and Baez perform over a simulated season compared to Russel and Baez with Fontenot mullets.

    • Adam Peters

      Oh, and put a Rollie Fingers ‘stache on Kris Bryant!

    • Seymour Butts

      How about triangle feet?

    • JTBarrett16

      Give the Yankees players the johnny Damon look from his Red Sox days

    • Sherm

      And Strop with a straight forward cap.

  • JTBarrett16

    I used to play video games but I don’t anymore. I had MLB slug fest loaded 2004 for my PS2. Sosa was on the cover.

    • cap’n realist

      big deal. Milton Bradley was on the cover of literally millions of games, and he was a giant doucheball of suck.

  • Doc Raker

    I played PONG back in 1980.

    Digital Schwarbs is going to hit 196 jacks. You gotta figure the computer is going to digitize his ridiculous power and get him at least one jack every game and sometimes 2 or 3.

    Triangle mouths for everyone!

    • JTBarrett16

      In my video game I had Sosa Alou Lee and Ramirez all hit over 100 round trippers. Plenty of inside the park jobs too.

    • JTBarrett16

      How does digital Heyward fare? Do Bryant Rizzo Russell Baez and Contreras all have 100 jacks as well?

  • Doc Raker

    Jeff- You have your own TV channel?

    • Jeff Ragauskis

      Twiitch lets you broadcast and chat about the game you are playing with other people.

      • Doc Raker

        Sounds above my pay grade

  • Doc Raker

    Digital Milton Bradley just got arrested for taking a frying pan to his wife’s digital head. If flattened out for a second or two and then popped right back into shape. Fred Flintstone was a witness and he and Wilma may need to go into the digital witness software program.

    • cap’n realist

      Software George Jetson just sold Astro, Jane, And Judy so he and Elroy could pay Sherm and Seymour for the ridiculous Padre tickets after Memorial Day. RumChatas on CAPS at Petco. He has zero kids to put through school and fewer weddings to pay for.

      • Sherm

        Jane was WAY too hot for George anyway.

      • Seymour Butts

        Which is why he made a tidy profit.

      • Doc Raker

        Maybe digital CAPS can afford those tickets

      • DIGITALCAPS drives an F-650

      • Seymour Butts

        I may have shared this a few years ago, but the banter reminded me.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj78yCaumpc

  • Dork

    If nothing else this generated a lot of funny discussion, so I say go for it.

    It is actually kind of new school dorky.

  • Colin Kruse

    I did a similar thing with MLB 16 the Show, and I shared it with VFTB a few months ago. I suggest checking it out if you need any ideas for theoretical moves you could make.

  • Josh Cornwall

    I’ve thought about doing with, but with OOTP.