With several better choices of baseball games available on store shelves, I find it quite difficult to recommend this game to even the most diehard fans of the MLB series. Yes, the sheer variety of game modes and features is quite impressive. Unfortunately, its overall lack of aesthetic quality, coupled with gameplay that does our national pastime a tremendous injustice, leaves this game stuck in the minors without any options. If you happen to be one of those diehards, my advice is to rent it first and see if the slight additions and tweaks warrant a purchase. For this reviewer, however, you can buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, but you won't be taking me out to this ballgame any time soon!