Nothing comes easy in MLB 09: The Show, which is the way fans want it. Baseball isn't just sunshine, Cracker Jack and juiced-up behemoths cranking balls into the second deck. It's about patience, hope, suffering and triumph. It's about a game that's an everyday companion from March until the end of October. SCEA has made enough visual tweaks to keep its already-authentic representation of baseball atop the heap for another year.
With a few more tweaks to the Franchise mode and an expansion to the surprisingly enjoyable new practice mode, GameSpy sees no reason why this baseball series won't sit on top for the foreseeable future.