Remember RBI Baseball? They had a game mode where you could enter a contest at any point and create your own scenario. Say you wanted to be down three, load the bases and have Ryne Sandberg at the plate. Done.
Suddenly, that moment has come for real baseball.
I’m entering a game at the bottom of the sixth inning. The Phillies and Rays are tied 2-2. The Rays will have Grant Balfour on the hill, while the Phils will send up Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth.
I have 3.5 innings to score more than the Rays.
My question to you is: how do I do it?
Who do you want pinch hitting? Who do you want pitching in the seventh? Do you want to expand Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge over three innings? Do you want to play matchups? Do you want to use Joe Blanton for an out or two? Anything goes.
By the way, if I win, I win the World Series.
So how do I do it? How can the Phillies come through with 3=W?