Diamond Mind Gets A Great Review



The MLB guy at About.com says "It's considered the best simulator out there."


Top Baseball Simulators
Can't get enough baseball on the field? It can all live on your computer, too

Baseball is different from every other sport because its statistics live and breathe. There's a constant dialogue about baseball's eras and players. How would Babe Ruth stack up today? Would Roger Clemens strike out Ty Cobb?

And on a personal note, could you run the Yankees better than George Steinbrenner? And do your GM and managing abilities stack up to other baseball fans?

These computer games and board games can satisfy that itch, and be a blast doing it.

" Diamond Mind Baseball
Diamond Mind is a computer simulation that's been around for more than 20 years, and its intricate engine is used by ESPN and other media to simulate seasons. It's considered the best simulator out there.

Its main concept: Players draft a team using past players and then try to beat other owners in a 12-team league in a simulated 162-game season. It's not as easy as sticking Mickey Mantle in center, Babe Ruth in right and putting Cy Young on the mound, either. You have a salary cap and can only afford a few superstars for your team, so you'll be filling out your roster with players you probably forgot about long ago. And that's part of the fun.

The online version costs $19.95 per team. There's also a downloadable version...

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