Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Old ballgame has newfangled twist

Kansas City Star (article)

The first two innings of the July 16th game between the Kansas City T-Bones and the Schaumburg Flyers will be played virtually.
Equipped with Microsoft Xbox game controllers instead of baseball gloves and bats, two video gamers will climb into recliner chairs around home plate at CommunityAmerica Ballpark and slug it out on the park’s 16- by 24-foot video screen.
Their scores from playing two innings of MVP Baseball 2005 on an Xbox will stand when the T-Bones and Flyers take the field to finish the last seven innings of the game.

Is the beginning of the end for professional sports or the beginning for professional sports video gamers?

1 comment:

The Math Ninja said...

Not for all sports. I don't see the NFL ever doing this!