WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes are excited to announce a strategic partnership with Out of the Park Developments to promote Out of the Park Baseball 18 throughout the 2017 season.

Out of the Park Baseball 18 (OOTP 18) is a PC simulation that allows users to take control of their favourite baseball franchise.

The game includes accurate rosters for more than a dozen professional leagues and associations, including Major League Baseball and its minor league affiliates, Nippon Professional Baseball (the Japanese Major Leagues), the Korea Baseball Organization, the Mexican League, and North American-based independent leagues.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes, along with the rest of the American Association, are represented within the game.

“Out of the Park Baseball 18 delivers a truly immersive and realistic baseball experience that fans of all ages can enjoy,” said Winnipeg Goldeyes’ general manager Andrew Collier, who is also depicted in the game.  “Seeing the Goldeyes and the American Association accurately represented in a computer game is a phenomenal achievement, and something none of us could have imagined possible as recently as a few years ago.”

Users build franchises just as they are built in real life through trades, free agent signings, and the amateur draft.  From the first pitch until the final out, users can also manage each individual game, deciding when to bunt, hit-and-run, or steal.  Additionally, real-life dynamics unfold as the game’s timeline progresses, such as league expansion or relocation, independent players having their contracts purchased, or an international star being made available through a “posting” system.

“We are delighted and thrilled to be partners with the Winnipeg Goldeyes,” said Out of the Park Chief Marketing Officer Richard Grisham.  “We place tremendous value on our ability to accurately represent baseball at every level around the world, and our relationship with the Goldeyes reflects that perfectly.  We’ve worked closely with them to ensure their club is represented authentically, and are proud to have achieved that.  We are also excited to be able to bring our game to a group of people that may not have been aware of all the things it lets baseball fans do.”

The game will be released Friday, March 24th, and is available for purchase through the Goldeyes’ official website: http://goldeyes.com/out-of-the-park-baseball-18/  Fans can win free copies of the game this season by listening to Goldeyes’ radio broadcasts on 93.7 FM CJNU.

Last year’s version of the game (Out of the Park Baseball 17) was voted Metacritic’s 2016 PC Game of the Year.

The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2017 season on May 18th on the road against the expansion Cleburne Railroaders.  The Goldeyes’ 2017 home opener is Monday, May 29th versus the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park.  Season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings for the 2017 season are on sale now.  For more information, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com

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