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MLB ’13 The Show Starring Andrew McCutchen Comes out at Midnight


The day should be considered a holiday on this blog. This day. The day in which the greatest sports video game ever produced comes out each year. If only I didn’t have to work tomorrow.

At midnight this evening (12:01 actually) you’ll be able to download a digital version of MLB ’13 the Show on your Playstation 3. You won’t need a disk to play it. You can play it right on the PS3 without any hardware whatsoever.

And naturally, why wouldn’t I do this? There’s no midnight release at the local Gamestop, I don’t have to waste any gas, I don’t have to worry about my dog chewing up the disk. This is perfect.

The big features I’m excited about are the scouting system in franchise mode and the dynamic team budgets that are tied to team performance. For instance, if you can make the Pirates into a perennial contender (good luck with that) you’ll be able to get more spending revenue to go out and acquire players that would normally only sign with a major market team.

I have spent a lot of time through the years playing with the Reds in franchise mode. If you’re wondering who I’m going to roll with to start this year, see below.


Look at that eye black!

I’m a Reds fan, but my initial task is going to be to get Harper, Strasburg and Davey Johnson that ring that eluded them last season.

And as for household chores, nothing is getting done at my house until November. There are pennants to win in the cyber baseball world of MLB 13 The Show.

Bryce Harper is Gunning for your MLB The Show 13 Cover

Be sure to check out the online sportsbook.

Bryce Harper probably understands what it means to be on the cover of a video game more than guys did when I was a kid. No one talks about Wheaties box covers anymore, it’s all about Madden cover votes and such. More recently, MLB The Show has joined the ranks of high profile sports games to employ their stars in a cover vote contest.

“When you’re younger, you always dream of being in a video game, or being on the cover,” Harper said by telephone last week, during a photoshoot framing him for the prospective cover. “Winning a World Series would be the top-notch goal, but off the field, this is something very cool.”

SCEA Sports is the maker of The Show series, and has always put out a great line of video games. If Bryce Harper lands on the cover of the 2013 game; it’s going to move up even higher on my totem pole which I previously didn’t think was possible.

Watch them get really tricky like a fox and put Mike Trout in this cover vote.