I really enjoyed last years version and this year The Show is back and better than ever. I am a serious baseball fan and this game brings home all the treats I need until the real season starts! The improved career mode, (road to the show) is an ambitious change that not only is a first of its kind, but it is done very well in its first try out. The behind the player fielding is pretty easy in rookie mode, but definately forces the player to think about situations before they occur. Camera angles have changed for the better so as to highlight more of that on field look. Hitting is a bit more challenging with the additions of a more stringent training regimen and manager goals. Pitching is less of a chore now that you have the catcher calling the pitches. The sound is once again great with the help from some indie titles and the PRO Logic II and THX help round out the great sounds of the game. It is very apparant that the character models were improved from last year too because a lot of the players actually look like their real life counterparts now. The game now incorporates a mode from the PSP version called "king of the diamond" which is pretty fun. A lot of the commentary remains the same between the three man cast from lat year and the game animations have a few new tweaks which improve the overall experience. Relatively short load times round out a great experience...This is a great baseball game and I would recommend this to ANY fan of the game.