X-Box Live Baseball, Version 2.0

Off the bat, let me say I made a mistake last week "reporting" on the Kansas City T-Bones/MVP Baseball game. The T-Bones are in the independent Northern League, and thus there is almost no reason to watch any baseball game they play, especially now.

After the furor that was created by their announcement, the T-Bones have rescinded their decision to allow the first two innings of baseball on July 16th against the Schaumburg Flyers to be decided by two video game geeks. The commissioner of the venerable Northern League reversed his decision to allow the promotional event to occur.
"Any promotion that could affect the outcome of a regular-season game is not permissible, "[commissionerr Mike] Stone said. "Ultimately, such an event could have an influence on the final standings, and this certainly challenges the integrity of the league."

Ahh, yes the ol' Northern League baseball games. I fondly remember my grandfather reminiscing about the historic Schaumburg team. With what's-his-name at first base
and who-the-hell-is-that in the outfield.

Seriously though, Commissioner Stone, grow some balls. This is the second most pub your league has received since the guy who plays Leon from the Bud Light commercials started pitching for the Flyers. Your league doesn't have a lot integrity to begin with, embrace this PR move and run with it. Attendence for T-Bones games is averaging 5,100 but three weeks before the game they have sold 6,000 tickets. I'll go out on a limb and bet that Isiah Thomas could run the league better than this schmuck.

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