You may or may not know this, but I dabble a bit in baseball journalism. It’s where I got my start, actually, and I do quite a bit of it still today. I’m not about to hit you with links to where I work, but just know that I do. That’s why I get a kick out of MLB 09 The Show simulating the All-Star game and saying that the National League will come away victorious. It’s not that it won’t happen, because honestly, it’s one game, and anything can happen, but regardless of outcome, the American League is far superior to the National League as far as overall talent goes, and the Senior Circuit taking home their first All-Star game victory in over a decade won’t change that.
That’s why we pay attention to simulations such as this though, because it gives us something to argue about until the game itself happens. Personally I would have liked to see Sony simulate the game 100, 1000 or 10,000 times, and then tell us the percentage of times each team won, but as far as water cooler or bar arguments go, simulating a single game works too. Sony was also kind enough to send over details from the game, with key contributors and the final score. Check out that information after the jump, and take a look at the screens from this year’s edition of The Show as well. We scored it very well when it released, so if you’re into baseball and don’t own it, change that.