The Wii

April 24, 2009

Ok, I finally broke down. I marched my butt over to Best Buy a couple days ago and bought the Wii. What can I say, those commercials with Tim Lincecum and his virtual twin got me. 

We’ve got some pretty strict rules in the Mayne house about TV time and have never had a video games. I want the rats outside playing. Matter of fact, I have never played home video games. Never. Wait, take that back, I did play a little Pong on Atari back in the day.

But those graphics on the commercial got me. I never got a chance to hit against Lincecum and want badly to take him into the water at San Fran down the right field line. How else was this going to happen unless I bent the house rules a little bit? Furthermore, I don’t know if I ever got a hit off Randy Johnson. Now I’ve got the chance.

So we’ve only had the game for a day or so, but I give it two thumbs up. Super fun. Realistic. Fairly easy to learn but challenging. I really like it. Only problem is, my son came in the door from school yesterday, ran up to me and whispered in my ear “Wii” like he was a crack addict or something. And like a zombie, I followed him right to the TV.

3 Responses to “The Wii”

  1. Well, you could hit the hell out of the Rocket…

    Roger Clemens 38 13 1 .342 .444 .368 .812

    but Randy was another story….

    Randy Johnson 5 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167

    but this was my favorite line (talk about OWNING a pitcher!)

    Juan Alvarez 1 1 1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000

    also… did you have it out for Kent Bottenfield, I mean, besides owning the Rocket you hit the crap out of him!

    Here is my question, seriously. Did you find it easier to hit against pitchers you had caught in the past? Always wondered if a catcher would have an advantage, having see everything they can throw over and over again.

  2. Brent Mayne says:

    Yeah, I think it was an advantage Doug…more because I knew how fragile he was mentally though.

  3. Interesting…. a follow up question if you would Mr. Mayne:

    This may be a frequently asked question, but common logic would dictate that catchers, having the advantage of seeing thousands and thousands of pitches, should be better at identifying pitches, therefore better at hitting them. Now this is not a knock on you or any catcher what so ever, you know how much respect I have for you, but why is it then that we see so few catchers standing out as big hitters?

    I would guess it is because the skill set involved in being a catcher doesn’t lend well to being a power hitter, the time you have to spend with the pitchers and not in the cage, and the strain of catching EVERY day.

    Your thoughts?

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