After the thrilling victory, you view your final point tally, which is based not only on your success at the plate and on the mound but also on your ability to hit outfield targets, such as bulls-eyes, a glove, a baseball, and other objects scattered throughout the game's six ballparks. The stadiums are home to six teams each comprised of five SPOGS (Sports Player Object Gyros), unique circular athletes whose six feet propel them around the bases at top speed.
You can also create unique SPOGS and populate your own teams with them, developing prospects for Chalkboard Sports Baseball's playoff mode, in which you guide one club through two best-of-three series before tackling the championship game. You can even stick your face, or any other image, on your custom SPOGS with D2C's FaceMaker, which lets you quickly crop a picture and save it to the proper folder, where iTunes adds it to the game the next time you sync your iPod.
Success in playoff mode allows you to unlock three new pitches -- change-up, screwball, and splitter -- with which you'll confound your opponents. Just make sure you mix up your pitches while facing each batter, because the game features I-Think AI, which lets computer-controlled players make smart decisions in the heat of the moment. A practice mode lets you get ready for the big game, while quick play gives you a chance to easily try out your strategies with a brief three-inning contest.
So do you think you have what it takes to compete with the best of the SPOGS? Sing a refrain of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" -- you'll hear it during the seventh inning stretch of each playoff game -- and head to the ball yard to find out.… Collapse