Nick Lee, Emerald City Swagger’s resident Seattle Mariners’ expert, provides a fan’s perspective on MLB 17 The Show.
As a Seattle Mariners fan and a fan of baseball in general, one of the most exciting parts of Spring Training is awaiting the arrival of Sony’s newest version of MLB 17 The Show on Playstation 4. It aids us in counting down the days until the first pitch of the regular season. The game was officially released Tuesday and I stood in line for half an hour to secure my copy.
Seattle Mariners fans will be pleased with this game. Safeco Field is done right. The uniforms are immaculate (last year’s version failed to produce the cream Sunday unis, they are finally here). Felix’s stupid blonde beard is gone, but the King’s Court is still in full throat. Stances are updated for the likes of Nelson Cruz and Mike Zunino among others and they look more real. Hisashi Iwakuma has his leg kick and Edwin Diaz is now part of the game and not someone you had to add later.
I was excited to see the new features such as the revamped presentation to feature MLB Network as well as new voices in the broadcast.
I was immediately impressed.
Hearing the familiar voice of Matt Vasgersian brought warmth to my soul on a soggy (too soon?), gloomy, rainy day in western Washington. Along with Matty V, MLB Network’s Dan Plesac and Harold Reynolds have been added to the broadcast booth, replacing long time Show voices Steve Lyons and Eric Karros.