MLB 2K10 Predicts Unlikely World Series Champion
The MLB playoffs continue tonight and if you're wondering what this year's simulator from 2K Sports predicts, read on.
Believe it or not, MLB 2K10 has predicted that the San Francisco Giants will win the World Series. It'll be their first world championship since moving to SF in 1958; the New York Giants won plenty before that. If you're thinking this isn't likely, Marc Normandin, Kotaku poster and writer for Baseball Prospectus, the game's foremost journal of statistical analysis, disagrees:
"Each series features evenly matched clubs, so I buy both of MLB 2K10's predictions. Personally, I think the Rangers can beat the Yankees in as few as five games or as many as seven. But I'm on board with the Giants defeating the Phillies in the NLCS and advancing to the World Series."
Well, okay. MLB 2K10 says the Giants will take down the Phillies and their superior starting pitching in a tight six-game NLCS, and the Yankees will defeat the Rangers in five games in the ALCS. Then, although New York surges to a 3-1 lead in the World Series, San Francisco somehow comes back and wins it all in seven. In reality, the ALCS has already begun...
Can the Giants really win this thing?
Related Game(s): MLB 2K10
10/15/2010 9:04:27 PM Ben Dutka