Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Francisco Rodriguez Inks Deal With EA Sports To Pitch Upcoming Boxing Game

Frankie Rodriguez knows how to make the best of a bad situation.  Just one day after learning he will be facing new charges for violating a court order, the former Mets closer signed a deal with video game company Electronic Arts to act as a pitchman for their upcoming Fight Night boxing title.

Under the terms of the deal, Rodriguez, who may be preparing for life after baseball, will appear at publicity events and appear as a playable character in the game.

Brian Haynes, gameplay producer for the Fight Night series tells us why EA believes it is a good fit. "Due to an exclusivity agreement currently in place, we can't make any Major League Baseball licensed games.", said Haynes.  "Because of this we have looked into alternative ways of incorporating baseball stars into existing franchises.  K-Rod's right hook is in all the papers right now.  It was a perfect match for the Fight Night series."

For those of you who have been under a rock, K-Rod injured himself in August during a fight with his father-in-law over the Mets Senior Stroll promotion.

Fight Night Champion is expected to arrive on store shelves sometime in 2011.  K-Rod is expected to arrive in a New York courtroom on October 7.

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story.

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