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Winner: MLB The Show 20

Sports are basically canceled everywhere in America this summer (and likely this fall and winter, too), but in video-game-world, it’s always baseball season! So get your sporty kid MLB The Show 20 and get ready for some virtual baseball.

The story mode puts you in the place of a young ballplayer on the come-up, eager to make the Big Show. You can play a casual exhibition game online, against the computer or against your older brother, and if you want to get deep into the science of the game, you can mess around with the complex team management modes.

Basically, The Show has something for every kind of baseball fan, from the casual to the obsessed. You could even run a season that ends in a pennant race between the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles (in dreams, all things are possible).