Out of the Park 18 Sims the 2017 Season

Using the fantastic Out of the Park 18 game, I simmed the upcoming MLB season.  In the end, the Cubs once again took a seven-game World Series decision over the Cleveland Indians. There were some surprises along the way: The Orioles lost 100 games The Rays won 94 The Royals finished one game worse than … Read more

“OUT OF THE PARK 18” Now Available

        The best, most realistic baseball sim is back! I originally reviewed “OOTP” back in 2014, and in the three years since, the game’s AI, graphics and realism have only gotten better. You can manage or general manage practically ANY team in professional baseball from rookie ball to the big leagues, or … Read more

How I Fell in Love with “Out of the Park”

I’m a veteran of tabletop baseball games like Strat-O-Matic as well as fantasy baseball and Scoresheet. I’ve played PC-based baseball games that were more about managing than about motion capture graphics and “swing timing”, from Micro League Baseball to Baseball Mogul.  Then, inspired by a positive review from Baseball Prospectus, I downloaded a demo version … Read more

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