Monday, September 27, 2010

Mets / Brewers To Play Tonight's Game Entirely On Playstation

The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers hope to make history tonight when they meet at Citi Field tonight.  Due to a combination of injuries, inclement weather and an overall lack of any fan interest, the two teams have decided that tonight's contest will be contested entirely on Sony's Playstation 3 video game system.

The game will be played using Sony's MLB 10: The Show video game.  It will be shown on the center field scoreboard with David Wright controlling the Mets and Prince Fielder controlling the Brewers. Jose Reyes was originally supposed to control the virtual Amazin's but sprained his thumb during virtual batting practice this morning.  He is listed as day to day.

The gates will open at regular time for fans who want to watch but the Mets aren't expecting much.  A Mets marketing representative explains the move, "We have a situation where we have sold only 648 tickets to tonight's game and to be completely honest, most of those tickets are for dogs who wouldn't know the difference between a Mets game, video game or a large rock.  With the weather forecast not looking good there is a good chance we wouldn't be able to play the game anyway so when Sony stepped up with this marketing opportunity we had to jump on it."

The Mets and Brewers will each receive an undisclosed amount of money from Sony for tonight's game.   As far as concerns about how the game will be perceived by the rest of the league, a spokesperson for the Brewers summed it up best.

"They have a big mechanical apple that comes out during home runs.  We race sausages at our games.  I think it's safe to say that both franchises stopped caring about image a long time ago."

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

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