It’s 45 games into the season and the Phils are 25-20, tied with the Braves atop the NL East. Nevermind what the papers say, this is how it stands in my season on ESPN MLB 2004. Firing up my xbox, I go to my calendar and see that the Braves are next up on my schedule. I can either play this game, simulate this game, or simulate through any game on the calendar. I decide that this is a game I need to play.
There is an option to “Gamecast” the game, which simulates the play by play, similar to what you would see in a post game report. Sometimes, I like to simulate the first 4 innings and then jump into the middle of it. Nine innings is a long time for me and I have short attention span problems. This game, just for you, I start off from the top. The next screen allows me to juggle my lineup and shows me if anyone is tired and should be rested.