Another One Bites The Dust

Monday, May 14, 2007

There's something about people who clip together video game highlights that just kills me. I mean if it's Doom (if they still play Doom?) and you're in a competition, I can understand that. But I digress. This gem comes from some kid who collected ridiculous breaking balls from random pitchers on MLB 2K5 MVP Baseball 2005.

Pretty realistic. I do have two questions for you now that you've watched that. Does Mike Mussina's knuckle-curve really break 7 feet?, and How is Matsuzaka in a game from 2005?

(P.S.- If Zach Greinke's curveball really broke like that....I don't think he would be depressed as he is/was.)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:00 PM


First off the game is MVP Baseball 2005 from EA Sports, not MLB 2k5. Second, many people are fans of MVP 2005 because it was the last MLB game from EA before 2k Sports (who created MLB 2k5) got the exclusive license, so those fans of MVP like to update the rosters in the game to match current rosters, that's why Dice-K is in the game and Barry Zito is in a Giants uni.

chiguy23 said...
May 14, 2007, 3:03:00 PM  

Hmm interesting.

May 14, 2007, 3:08:00 PM  

Yeah the fact that EA Sports no longer has an MLB game absolutely blows.

Bstone said...
May 14, 2007, 3:24:00 PM  

In fairness, EA started the whole exclusivity problem by buying the exclusive NFL license. You reap what you sow.

Marble said...
May 14, 2007, 5:04:00 PM  

Why is Joel Zumaya pitching in the first inning??

Anonymous said...
May 14, 2007, 5:15:00 PM  

uhm where is satchel paige in this, he is so unhitabble in that game (having unlocked him) I think the makers gave him a 100 mph fastball a 50 mph curve (which moves like moose) and a 70 mph knuckle and an 90 slider and 80 splitter so basically the pefect combo of pitches.

May 14, 2007, 5:19:00 PM  

MVP 2005 was the last great baseball game. Though MLB 2k7 is a step in the right direction. It unfortunate that EA lost on on the exclusive license as the MVP series was by far the best.

Grienke was sick on that game every year. No one knows why. His curve was virtually impossible to hit and if you were waiting for it you had no shot at his fastball.

BD said...
May 14, 2007, 8:52:00 PM  

In reality, those guy's breaking balls do break that much. It's just hitters swing/hit them when they cross the plate. But if they let em go, you would see they often start at eye level for the hitter, and wind up at ankle level by the time it reaches the catcher's mitts.

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