Making it to "The Show"

They call the MLB ’08 series “The Show” primarily because of its “Road to the Show” feature. It’s what set the game apart a few years back when it was added (and there were more baseball games on the market) and it’s incredibly fun.

A couple days ago, after two-plus years in the minors, my created player finally made it to the show. I earned a call-up from the Cubs, after batting .428 to start the 2010 season in AAA Iowa.

It’s funny, too, because I’ve been a catcher my whole career, but I made my MLB debut at first base, filling in for Derrek Lee. The rest of my major league appearances since then have been as a catcher, spelling Geovany Soto, or a pinch-hitter. I’m currently batting over .300, with a 9-game hit streak, so I’m hoping I can beat out Soto for the starting job (FYI, Soto is actually a pretty good prospect in real life, winning the PCL MVP last year, and batting .389 in 18 games with the Cubs).

I’m a free agent after this season, and I’m hoping to get some decent contract offers from teams other than the Cubs. I never intended to be a Cub -- I signed with the Mets when I created my player, but I was traded to the Chicago system halfway through my second season.

I captured some video of a couple at bats in my “MLB debut” and I’ll try to post them to YouTube a little bit later.