World Baseball Classic gets digitized in MLB 2K6

Global competition will be featured in 2K Sports' forthcoming baseball game; 16 countries will be represented in tourney.

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Apparently 162 games in a season wasn't enough for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig's taste. Scores of MLB players will participate in the new World Baseball Classic, which begins in March. The WBC is a World Cup-style tournament designed to promote the game abroad and features 16 national teams, from doormats like Australia and South Africa to powerhouses such as the US and the Dominican Republic.

Now gamers will be able to decide where Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Miguel Tejada bat in the DR's lineup, as 2K Sports has announced that the WBC will be included in Major League Baseball 2K6.

"Highlighting the World Baseball Classic in the upcoming edition of Major League Baseball 2K6 makes perfect business sense for all the parties involved," said Tim Brosnan, executive vice president of Major League Baseball. "The World Baseball Classic is going to be a winner and will highlight the appeal and passion for baseball throughout the world."

MLB 2K6 is currently scheduled for a spring release on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360, and PSP.

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