Breaking Sports

Thursday, June 23, 2005

You can control the Game

The first two innings of the July 16 independent Northern League game between the K.C. T-Bones and the Schaumburg Flyers “will be played virtually” by two fans playing EA Sports’ “MVP Baseball 2005” on an Xbox on CommunityAmerica Ballpark’s video screen. The results from the videogame’s two innings “will stand when the T-Bones and Flyers take the field to finish the last seven innings of the game.” The idea for the promotion came from the six-year-old niece of T-Bones Dir of Community Relations Bryan Williams. Williams said that the team is creating “two Xbox teams with the statistics and even facial characteristics of T-Bones and Flyers players.” Hayes noted the two players will “be allowed to choose their lineups, and the play-by-play will be called by stadium announcers.”