Tradition Sports Online
Out of the Park Baseball 15 was, without question, the most realistic sports simulation game I had ever come across. Despite that, if I had one complaint about the masterpiece that was/is OOTP 15, it’s that it wasn’t quite real enough.
As the type of self-proclaimed sports nerd that this franchise was meant to appeal to, the previous lack of MLB licensing stuck out like a sore thumb. That’s the thing about the OOTP series – it’s so good that it’s entirely possible to hold it to this type of standard. The addictive emphasis on team building, the implementation of real-life MLB transaction rules and procedures, the thrill of watching players enter your system as prospects and progress right before your very eyes – it’s all here and as seamless as ever.
Now, however, the all-new Out of the Park Baseball 16 has added the style to match its substance. An MLB.com license adds all 30 MLB team logos and jerseys, over 150 Minor League Baseball team logos and jerseys, and historical club...
CAN THE BROWNS REPEAT?
---Of course coming off the dominant performance the Browns Ryty put on their run to winning HK Season 3, the Browns decided to trade their all-world RB Schon Moorehouse to the Kansas City Chiefs. The question now remains is who made who? Moorehouse is a once in a lifetime type talent, the type of back that can put him among the immortal greats like Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Jim Brown and Walter Payton. But was he a product of being behind one of the more dominant offensive lines in recent memory? Apparently with Moorehouse asking for a ton of money, the Browns decided to trade him away, figuring that almost anyone can run behind this line. And while that maybe true, the myth of Moorehouse was the fact that he was very durable, and a speedy powerful back, the football LeBron James. Behind this dominant offensive line, or Moorehouse, or even this great Browns defense, can they get back to the mountain top?
So, OOTP16 is going to have an actual MLB license, looks like. Also got this today in the mail:
OOTP 16's full list of new and improved features include:
2015 Opening Day Rosters
The brand new 2015 roster sets will include all Opening Day MLB rosters, via a free update released shortly after Opening Day, as well as the complete minor league system down to the rookie leagues. All major league (and certain minor league) player ratings are based on Baseball Prospectus' industry-leading player forecasting system, PECOTA. The thousands of remaining minor league players will be rated manually by OOTP's established research team.
New international and independent leagues added
Last year, OOTP 15 introduced seven international leagues in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Cuba, Italy and The Netherlands. This year, OOTP 16 will add the Australian Baseball League to that list, along with several independent leagues in the US and Japan. All of those...
So this has been a big discussion in national sports news of late and I figured (and because I'm bored) I could offer a little insight as a former equipment manager on the subject.
#1 All footballs are inspected by the officials prior to the game and I'm sure they all passed the approval, no sort of NFL conspiracy here.
#2 After the officials look at the footballs, they are placed back in the game ball bag where realistically anyone has access to them, but mainly it is just the equipment staffs and the ball boys. Now usually it is relatively easy for officials to monitor the game balls, but on a game such as this where they probably are doing more important game prep or warm ups, and there are a plethora of people on the sidelines, it is very easy to access the ball bag and do any type of tampering with the balls. The subtlety of the tampering would go unnoticed likely by almost everyone unless you either A) you have a sensitive feeling for this sort of thing or are someone who has...
I've heard from a number of you regarding the existing scouting system, and I'd like to propose the following changes:
- Remove the ability to scout overall.
- Remove the ability to scout development.
- Expose the personality rating (i.e. similar to the production grade) at the combine.
- Expose the injury rating.
- Increase the cost to scout PHYSICAL attributes prior to the combine.
- When the combine occurs in the yearly cycle, players invited to the combine should have ALL physical attributes are exposed:
- SPD (40-yard dash)
- AGI (3 cone drill, shuttle)
- ACC (40-yard dash, 3 cone drill, shuttle)
- STR (Bench press)
- JMP (Vertical and broad jump)
- Height and weight (I also think these should be somewhat variable for the non-invited players)
- Introduce a penalty for hoarding scouting points until the last scouting window. My rational for this is that scouting is a time based activity, and if you decide to not scout during the season...
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