I was so excited to get 2K6 and to see the stunning next-gen HD graphics on a baseball game. I went out to the store, picked up a copy, and then made my friends hang out with me while I tried it out...WOW, what a crappy game!!! I have only experienced the freezing issue twice, which was annoying, but beyond that the game is just not very good. The graphics are week, the controls are sloppy and the AI does whatever the heck it wants to do at times. I have had a number of situations where my AI controlled runners have just taken off and gotten tagged out, or just hung out on the base rather than advancing. The new dynamic fielder physics that allow fielders to run into each other and the walls and fall accordingly was a nice touch, in theory, but I have had it happen so many times I have lost track...it even happened when my fielders were not next to one another. Basically I have found this game to be a big disappointment, especially considering you have to drop $60 to get it. What it all boils down to is that if Microsoft issued a backwards compatibility update that included last year's MVP, I would totally ditch this game and play MVP exclusively...I miss MVP!!!