“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

Book Review: Baseball Prospectus’ “The Call-Up 2012”

In this age of 24/7 sportsradio, Internet, Twitter, Facebook and texting, good solid writing on time-sensitive topics tends to be at a premium.  When the Baseball Prospectus annual book becomes available in late-February, its already at least six weeks behind the latest transactions.  The forward-looking aspect in some team essays suddenly becomes obsolete. Furthermore, the … Read more

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