Hit & Run – Diamond Dynasty Bench Roles

T.J. Lauerman   September 12, 2016   Comments Off on Hit & Run – Diamond Dynasty Bench Roles

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In a recent episode of Bullpen Banter, my weekly show about MLB The Show 16, I talked about the five player types that you need on your bench to succeed. I thought it went pretty well, and figured it would be good to throw in this feed.

Bullpen Banter is a weekly show hosted by myself (ThatSportsGamer) and Chris (Millennium) dedicated to MLB The Show 16. We’ll give you tips, strategies and team breakdowns, to help you be the best MLB player you can be. Watch the show live on Mondays at 10pm ET on http://www.Twitch.tv/ThatSportsGamer

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6 Years and 5,000 Followers

T.J. Lauerman   September 7, 2016   Comments Off on 6 Years and 5,000 Followers

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On September 7, 2010 at 12:15am, with my wife asleep, and after hours of debating on a name, I purchased ThatSportsGamer.com from GoDaddy.

The Name – I was writing for GameRant.com and at some point decided that I wanted to have a Twitter account dedicated to talking about the stuff I was writing about, separate from my personal account. It took a while to come up with a name but I ended up taking “That” from, NJ hero, Kevin Smith’s Twitter handle, @ThatKevinSmith, and “SportsGamer” from Todd Zuniga‘s 1UP podcast cast “The Sports Game Guy’s Sports Anomaly“.

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Building Your Diamond Dynasty Bench

T.J. Lauerman   August 31, 2016   Comments Off on Building Your Diamond Dynasty Bench

In MLB The Show 16‘s Diamond Dynasty mode you only have five bench positions to work with. Let’s talk about the five player types that you need to have on there. This also works for other modes outside of Diamond Dynasty, but depending on your league, and bullpen depth, you may have more or less bench spots.

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Image via JSherm23 at 23sThoughts.com

The Slugger – The game is on the line, and it’s now or never. The Slugger is a guy with decent contact, and a ton of power. Most of these guys, David Ortiz, for example, don’t have a ton of speed, or fielding ability.

Examples: David Ortiz, Jose Bautista, Mark Trumbo, Giancarlo Stanton

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Interviewed By The Greedy Pinstripes

T.J. Lauerman   August 16, 2016   Comments Off on Interviewed By The Greedy Pinstripes

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I was interviewed about my baseball fandom by TheGreedyPinstripes.com.

Q: What is your favorite MLB team? How did you become a fan of that team?

A: As someone who has grown up, and spent all my life living in Northern New Jersey, I’m obviously a fan of the Atlanta Braves. Surprised? Yeah, me too.

Be sure to check out the full interview at TheGreedyPinstripes.com.

Hit & Run – Top Defensive Players In Madden NFL 17

T.J. Lauerman   August 5, 2016   Comments Off on Hit & Run – Top Defensive Players In Madden NFL 17

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We continue the run up to #MaddenSeason by taking a look at the top rated players on the defensive side of the ball on this Hit & Run episode.

Do you agree with who they have rated top at their respective positions? Think the ratings should be different? Hit me up on Twitter, @ThatSportsGamer, and let’s talk about it.

Pre-order Madden NFL 17 from Amazon to help support ThatSportsGamer.

Also, I was a guest on this week’s Press Row Podcast, please head over to HitThePass.com and give that a listen. We talked about what changes/additions Sony San Diego should make to the next version of their MLB The Show franchise.

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Hit & Run – Top Offensive Players In Madden Revealed

T.J. Lauerman   July 29, 2016   Comments Off on Hit & Run – Top Offensive Players In Madden Revealed

#MaddenSeason is quickly approaching and the news about Madden NFL 17 is starting to roll out. On this episode I go over the top QBs, HBs, WRs. TEs. and OLs.

Do you agree with who they have rated top at their respective positions? Think the ratings should be different? Hit me up on Twitter, @ThatSportsGamer, and let’s talk about it.

Pre-order Madden NFL 17 from Amazon to help support ThatSportsGamer.

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Hit & Run – Super Stickman Golf 3 Review

T.J. Lauerman   July 26, 2016   Comments Off on Hit & Run – Super Stickman Golf 3 Review

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For the first episode of ThatSportsGamer’s Hit & Run I wanted to talk about a game that has been dominating my cell phone screen, and no, I’m not talking about Pokemon Go. Noodlecake Games‘ Super Stickman Golf series has been a personal favorite of mine, and Super Stickman Golf 3 is another great entry into the series. Listen to the podcast to find out why.

Super Stickman Golf 3 is available on Android and iOS, free with IAP.

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Don’t call it a comeback…

T.J. Lauerman   July 23, 2016   Comments Off on Don’t call it a comeback…

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Don’t call it a comeback, unless you want to get technical, because technically, it’s a comeback.

After months on hiatus, which saw the birth of my son, me taking over as Baseball Community Manager for Out of the Park Developments, and much more, ThatSportsGamer Show is coming back.

With the relaunch I’m going to be changing up the format of the show. Rather than the long form group shows that we’ve done in the past, I’m going to try out something different. The majority of the episodes will now be ThatSportsGamer Show Hit & Run episodes. These will be short solo episodes, roughly 5 to 15 minutes, and cover one recent topic in sports gaming.

Since these Hit & Run episodes are going to be shorter, the plan is to target doing two or three episodes per week depending on what is happening.

While the majority of episodes will be this new format, the plan is to still do full size ThatSportsGamer Show episodes revolving around larger topics, such as review panels, from time to time.

I hope you enjoy the new format, and if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for show topics, please reach out to me on Twitter, @ThatSportsGamer, or you can send an email to Feedback@ThatSportsGamer.com.

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