Ultimately, 2K9 is more worthy than its score indicates because it nails the key infrastructure of a quality baseball videogame, which leaves OXM optimistic that it could make a run at the pennant soon. And that's something they haven't been able to say in the Xbox 360 era.
* Core elements are solid and lay the foundation for next year.
* Much-improved presentation.
* Laundry list of annoying little problems is too substantial.
* Will next year finally be the year OXm gets exactly what they've been waiting for?