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2009 American League MVP Joe Mauer Named Cover Athlete for MLB 10 The Show

Eric Levine's Avatar + Posted by Eric Levine on Dec 17, 2009 // SCEA PR Manager

Baseball fans,

It may be December, but the MLB off season is beginning to heat up. Roy Halladay to the Phillies, Cliff Lee to Mariners, and John Lackey to the Red Sox has made for quite a week. However, I’m proud to report that the biggest news to come out during the current winter meetings is not from an All-Star hurler changing addresses, but from the industry’s #1 baseball franchise, MLB The Show. It is my pleasure to announce that the recently crowned 2009 American League Most Valuable Player and catcher for the Minnesota Twins, Joe Mauer will be the cover athlete for the latest installment of the series, MLB 10 The Show! We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with a player of Joe’s caliber— a true professional on and off the field. Just to give you all a sense of how good this guy is here are some credentials—2-time Gold Glove winner, 3-time Silver Slugger, 3-time American League batting champion, and now AL MVP…all before his 27th birthday. Put it another way, he is not only redefining the way the catcher position is played, he’s redefining what the complete ball player should be.

Here is the first look at Joe Mauer in the upcoming MLB 10 The Show:

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For a rundown of new features in MLB 10, we have some required reading for you. Take a look at Jon Robinson’s first impressions of the game, hot off the press. Jon spent the day at our studio earlier this week to check in with the team and get an inside look at the development process for this year.

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MLB 10 The Show is the first baseball game cover for Mauer, who will be following up a former AL MVP, Dustin Pedroia, who graced the cover last year. Slated for March 2010 (just in time for Spring Training) for PS3, PSP, PSPgo and PS2, The Show will once again push the limits of authenticity, dropping fans into the most true-to-life baseball experience coupled with incredible detail that won’t be found in any other game, including all the big moments that makes baseball America’s favorite pastime. This year fans can also expect some great new features including: Home Run Derby, Catcher Mode (play as the field general just like Joe Mauer), new pitching and fielding practice/training modes in Road to The Show, user controlled pick-offs, Movie Maker feature (make your own highlight reel), daytime transitional lighting, 11 new stadiums, improved online experience, and much more. We’ll be giving a deep dive on all of the new features very soon, so stay tuned for more news on The Show as we move closer to Opening Day!

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+ Reys813Fan on December 21st, 2009 at 3:25 pm said:

Sorry for triple commenting, but I have one more question, are you guys planning on releasing the trophy list early or will we have to wait and pop in the game to find out?


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+ RUDYDC on December 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 am said:

Retractible roof top question???

Hey, Milwaukee Brewer fan here…

Will you have days and nights where the roof top is closed this year? Also, how about rain delays or double headers on make up games?


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+ Baseballplayer50 on January 1st, 2010 at 9:02 pm said:

Hey Eric I have to say you guys do a fantastic job with MLB The Show.I have all the MLB The Shows you made, even the first one with Vladimer Guererro on the cover.Anways, I have a couple questions to ask you about MLB The Show.

1. for create a player did you give us the option to customize our equipment, such as cleats, glove, etc.

2. I know you guys think real hard about this, but did you guys give players certain moods/emotions like how Derek Jeter is humble, and how Nick Swisher is energetic. Yes you guessed it, I am a Yankees fanatic.

3. For Road To The Show, say you are a pitcher, do you get to have “Pitcher’s Practice Session”, similar to ‘Baserunning and Batting.’

Those are all the questions I need to know, please reply to the comment. It would be helpful to know this. Also, one more thing, I am very excited to play in Polo Grounds in MLB 10 The Show.

Sincerely,
Baseballplayer50

P.S. I really need to know the answer to these questions. PLEASE & THANK YOU


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+ chunk22 on January 7th, 2010 at 8:39 am said:

I completely agree with the choice to put Mauer on the cover. Even as a Cardinals fan, I think that Joe Mauer is the best player in baseball. (And we’ve got a pretty good guy here in St Louis.)


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+ igor26igor on January 14th, 2010 at 1:49 pm said:

Guys I have a question: I know that ps2 is popular.I have slim version.Read one article that ps2 sells well even now.Is it possible that Sony will release in the near future Playstation 2 with HDMI audio-video output, that we would not be confused with a choice of all these VGA-boxes and Component cables. Because composite not good enough.I would buy a second unit ps2 with HDMI.We all know that these component inputs we dont have in 90% of cases.Can you imagine yourself on the back of playstation 2 is HDMI output, also is the chip inside that converts all to progressive scan, and if you want, you can manually select 480p or 576p.I think would be cool. Especially if to consider, that at Sony authorities know, that ps2 is popular console, so why not make it even more popular this way?


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