MLB The Show 22 gets new advertisers and commentary engine
MLB The Show 22 has a whole new team of commentators.
Jon “Boog” Sciambi, currently a play-by-play announcer for Chicago Cubs TV shows, and Chris Singleton, the former Major League baseball player and current ESPN radio analyst, form the new duo calling the entire MLB franchise The Show, Road to the Show, Diamond Dynasty and other games.
They replace play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian, who had been on the show since its inception in 2006, and MLB Network analysts Dan Plesac and Mark DeRosa, who had been in the game since 2017 and 2018, respectively. A post from the PlayStation Blog on Tuesday morning introduced fans to the new commentating duo.
SIE San Diego Studio said Singleton and Sciambi were involved in 128 different recording sessions, and in a comment Singleton said the work spanned over a year. San Diego Studio says more than 45,000 audio lines will come with a new conversation system that “will allow[s] for more natural banter between commentators that blends seamlessly into the live action of each game.”
MLB The Show 22Commentary will also implement “audio stitching improvements” that both improve the integration of the first and last names of thousands of players and should increase the variety of game-by-game and color commentary players hear. .
“Working with San Diego Studio over the past few years has truly been one of the most memorable experiences of my career,” Singleton told the PlayStation Blog. “It’s not an easy job for any of us, but we all became family and enjoyed the grind together.”
Singleton, 49, played six major league seasons from 1999 to 2005, batting .300 with 17 home runs and 74 RBIs in his first season for the Chicago White Sox. He hit for the cycle the same year. After retiring from baseball, he joined the White Sox radio booth as an analyst for the 2006 and 2007 seasons, then left in 2008 for ESPN. baseball tonight program. Singleton has worked with Sciambi on ESPN Radio broadcasts since 2011, and last year was hired by the Milwaukee Brewers as a part-time analyst for Bally Sports Wisconsin.
Sciambi, 51, was named play-by-play announcer for the Cubs broadcasts on Marquee Sports Network in January 2021. Prior to that, Sciambi held announcer roles with the Florida Marlins radio and television broadcasts and of the Atlanta Braves. He also calls MLB regular and playoff games for ESPN Radio. Sciambi began calling sporting events as an undergrad at Boston College in the early 1990s, where he worked alongside future national broadcast voices Joe Tessitore and Bob Wischusen.
Although the Major League Baseball lockout has now dragged into its third month, canceling the first series of the regular season, MLB The Show 22 will still launch on April 5 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and, for the first time, Nintendo Switch. The game will also launch on Xbox Game Pass on the same day.