4.0 out of 5 stars
This game needs work, April 24 2004
First off, this game would be all right if it were not for the HORRIBLE baserunning. Not to mention the AI of the baserunners. It will appear obvious that a ball will drop for a hit but the runners will hold and wait until it falls, sometimes getting thrown out in the process. I am not sure if the runners are just slow, the outfielders all have cannons for arms or what but I have been thrown out at first with a single to right field. The hitting is OK, the ball DOES NOT always just go up the middle, try reading the instruction manual on hitting before playing. You must first select the area of the park you want the ball to go before you hit, or do it as the pitch is coming. Keep in mind however, that the latter is extremely to do as the difficulty setting is increased. You cannot slide in any way either, this makes it nearly impossible to steal a base, not to mention hit a triple. So...
Fun to Play 3
Oh, by the way, how many friggin cards do I need to unlock anything?
Also, in the team managment portion, the game will not allow you to trade willingly with other teams. For example, you cannot trade your sub-caliber players for Bonds or Thome, and that is ridiculously LAME.
Some other things that would make this game better:
Bench clearing brawls
The ability to charge the mound
Rain and other elements during a game
First names of players