Well, I've been playing a lot of games during the offseason, most frequently MLB2K8 for the Xbox 360, since that's the only console I own, and I just recently purchased 2K10.
So I thought I would start up a blog to see if there was anyone else out there that likes talking baseball games, just something to help get ready for the season I suppose.
I think my first baseball game was All-Star Baseball 2000 for the Nintendo 64. I don't remember a lot about it, just that I enjoyed it. After I finally got an Xbox, I grabbed up All-Star Baseball 2004, which I played until the disc was too scratched to play any more. My favorite, that I never even owned, was MVP 05 I believe, it had several "newer" features that I liked, including an interesting home run derby/hitting contest mode that me and my brother played way too much.
I got an Xbox 360 late in 07, and ended up pre ordering MLB 2K8 (came with a Jose Reyes bobblehead), played that for a solid two years, although I used classic controls on it since that was what I was used to (as opposed to the Total Control stuff they make you use in newer games), I still played several seasons of franchise mode with the St. Louis Cardinals of course. I loved constructing teams of varying kinds, I had one franchise with mostly all prospects, and I've had some with all of the greatest players, and of course I had to do some with the actual people we had on the team at the time.
Finally last week I got MLB 2K10 and have been playing that quite a bit. They force you to use the total control style of playing, which is quite interesting to get used to. So far I haven't gotten too far into the game because of a number of known bugs that I've heard about, although they are getting them fixed fairly quick. I've nearly beaten "The Best of the Best" in a head to head home run derby style competition. You don't get to use "The Best", so I've been going through the ranks with Matt Holliday. My favorite part of the game however is the My Player Mode, where you create a player, and control just that player and begin your career in AA ball and play until your major league career is over. It's quite entertaining and a lot different than anything I've ever done before. My character is a starting pitcher, so I only get to play every 5th game, the rest is simulated. Right now I'm still improving my stuff in AAA before I decide I'm ready for the bigs, but it's still very intertaining. I'd have to say it's worth playing for sure if you like baseball games at all, it's got a mode for probably just about any type of fan.
Anyway, this is about the point where I'll wrap it up and hope to hear some feedback, I'm sure there's several out there that find themselves playing hours upon hours playing baseball games, the forum is now open.