Since this is an off day, and having just completed a full 162 game season with our beloved Oakland A's on MLB The Show, I thought I'd use this thread to share my experiences and encourage other gamers to do the same...
Before I delve in, let me say that I used to be a huge proponent of wheeling and dealing in a franchise mode; no one on the team was safe. However, this year I wanted to use the actual A's team for a full season, which I found to be much more enjoyable. A clutch hit from Jay Payton was exciting compared to yet another jimmy jack from Vlad or Teixiera.
Without furthur ado, here are the results from my 2006 season on The Show. (And before you ask, Yes, I played the season on the Hall of Level level, and, Yes, you all have permission to call me a huge dork.)
Record: 109-53. Wire to wire finish for the good guys.
Kendall: .315 BA, 2 HR (!), 42 RBIs
Swisher: .332/20/72 (Missed month due to injury)
Bradley: .323/10/54(Missed 2 months due injury)
Kielty: .340/4/26 (Hit over .400 against lefties)
C. Thomas: .212/0/4
Zito: 17-8, 3.23 ERA
Harden: 15-4, 1.95
Haren: 11-13, 3.81
Blanton: 22-6, 3.17
Loaiza: 11-4, 3.31 (Missed 6 weeks)
Saarloos: 8-1, 3.86
Kennedy: 8-6, 2.45
Witasick: 4-3, 2.75
Duchsherer: 5-3, 2.60
Calero: 7-1, 1.91
Street: 0-2, 2.12, 51 saves
Gaudin: 1-0, 4.20
Johnson won the batting title, Street Rolaids relief award, Blanton Cy Young, and Gold Gloves for Chavez and Swisher.
But enough (finally) about me: I want to hear from the other players out there. (Please tell me there are some.
This can also be used as an open thread for pictures, stories, good vibes, or anything silly.