@Legion4Hire -- Considering EA isn't dropping Tiger at all, it's sort of a moot point. However, if I had to guess, I think they might have either A) gone after Phil Mickelson or B) gone the FIFA route and put multiple golfers on the cover. My dream of a John Daly cover seems destined to failure.
A very sad story indeed. I remember Homer and I met Gaines at the NFL Draft event that EA Sports threw a few years ago. Really nice kid, even when I kidded him about the absolutely hideous sweater he was wearing that night.
As a Bears fan, it's an unfortunate loss for the team, but as a Gaines Adams fan, it's a sadder loss for the world.
Incidentally, if you haven't seen it yet, Sony has released the full feature list for MLB 10: The Show. As in previous years, it's a huge list of additions and tweaks. I'm most interested in the new pitching drills (I always play as a SP in RTTS mode) and the new catcher mode as well. From the looks of it, Sony put a big focus on online play this year too, which I know was a problem in MLB 09.