Summary: Between this and 2K7 Baseball this is by far the better game. However, Sony's online play is the worst I've ever seen. Traffic delays and dropped games are the norm. In fact, I've tried playing online a dozen times since I bought the game when it was first released and have yet to finish a single, nine inning game without the Sony server dropping the game. Upon first release, Sony issued a press release saying they were working on the problem.