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Minnesota Twins ace pitcher recently told Sports Illustrated that he plays simulated baseball games on his Sony PSP on nights before he pitches. “Because it gives you ideas,” he told SI. “I see the scouting reports, though I don’t go by that, and in these video […]

Minnesota Twins ace pitcher recently told Sports Illustrated that he plays simulated baseball games on his Sony PSP on nights before he pitches. “Because it gives you ideas,” he told SI. “I see the scouting reports, though I don’t go by that, and in these video games you can see what the hitters have, how to approach them. It’s pretty cool.” via Dave

  1. Heh heh heh. Hey Om, I don’t really much care, but just having a little fun with this one…. Since you seem to get so interested in making sure the right blogs give credit, it’s amusing that you link to Dave’s blog, when he clearly found this via Techdirt (so he says) and we found it on the blog that we linked to…

    Sometimes figuring out who to give credit to isn’t so obvious. :)

    Honestly, I don’t care who gets credit for the story, but figured this was worth using as an example where the “credit” question isn’t always clear.

    Mike

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  2. actually i linked to the mediacenter.blogs.com and then said via dave. though i could have found it via techdirt. oh man i am not going to win this argument … giving up. you are right i am wrong ;-)

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  3. And I linked to the blog that Techdirt linked to as well. Isn’t blog geneology fun? ;)

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  4. [...] Since that time, playing baseball video games, along with fantasy baseball and the wide availability of stat-heavy articles on the Web, has hugely enhanced my understanding of the game. I remember the epiphany I had the first time I saw a right-handed pitcher strike out the left-handed Jim Thome by throwing him nothing but low breaking balls just off the outside corner of the plate, the same pitch I’d used to get Thome out countless times in “MVP Baseball 2005″ on the Xbox. The New York Mets’ Johan Santana, baseball’s best pitcher over the past five seasons, has said he prepares for his starts by using a video game to scout the opposing team’s hitters. [...]

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