Hands down the best part about this game were the characters. I could do a whole other "Where Are They Now?" on the washed-up has-beens the game used from the MLB. I'm talking about the fictional ones the creators supplied us with. Pete Wheeler. Good size, good speed, game smarts were always called into question but this goofy looking hick delivered. Kiesha Phillips. Think Frank Thomas meets Precious. Homegirl could embarrass a backyard pitching staff like no other. And then there was Pablo Sanchez. Could he have played any other sport but backyard baseball? The answer, excluding soccer, is no. Strike zone was the size of Singler's weiner. Baserunning skills were nothing short of illegal. Why the backwards hat? Just to get in pitcher's heads. The mind games this kid was playing make Brian Wilson look like Simple Jack.
I haven't played a computer game since and know for a fact that I never will again. What other game is gonna give me the enjoyment of hitting a groundball that literally plummets into the earth by first base and pops up 50 yards away in left field? The times I shared with the kids on that digital diamond will never be forgotten.