With all eyes on Bryce Harper’s free agency status, Sony trolled us all with their first teaser trailer for MLB The Show 19.
As the baseball world waits with bated breath to see where free agent superstar Bryce Harper signs, Sony has pulled off the ultimate troll job. With Bryce Harper being the cover athlete for MLB The Show 19, many figured Sony would be one of the first to know where he’s signing so that they can finally update their cover with him in a proper jersey.
So when Sony told fans to stay tuned for was presumed to be a big announcement, many figured it would pertain to Harper’s signing, especially since the timing aligned with rumors that he was very close to signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.
What came instead was perhaps the biggest gag in sports video game history. Sony dropped a trailer today but it didn’t contain any sort of announcement for where Harper was signing. Heck, it didn’t even star the cover athlete.
No, no, instead today’s trailer featured baseball’s second-biggest star. Or first, if we’re talking about circumference. I’m talking about Mr. Big Sexy himself, Bartolo Colon.
Although it’s just a teaser that announces when we can expect the actual gameplay trailer, this will undoubtedly go down as one of the best videos in MLB The Show history, and a wonderful play to take advantage of the unknown status of Harper’s free agent signing.
Bartolo Colon may not have your prototypical superstar build or the looks to be the face of the sport, but he’s a fan and media darling (mostly because of his size). But hey, he’s embraced his newfound fame and has definitely made the most of his twilight years in the Majors.
At 45 years of age, it’s unclear how much gas Colon has left in the tank. He’s currently a free agent but he has continuously proven doubters wrong and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him land somewhere with a minor league contract.
Last season, Colon appeared in 28 games (24 started), pitching a total of 146.1 innings. In that span, he posted a 7-12 record with a 5.78 ERA, which isn’t much to write home about. Still, he’s a fun athlete to follow and I absolutely love Sony using him for MLB The Show 19.
As for the official gameplay trailer for MLB The Show 19, we can expect to see it drop next week on Tuesday, February 5. It’s quite possible Bryce Harper will have also signed with a team by then.
MLB The Show 19 will release on March 26, 2019, for PlayStation 4. Now, where can I pick me up some Bartolo Cologne?