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Pedroia on cover of PS3's MLB 09 The Show; Papi and Joba together at CES

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  January 8, 2009 04:33 PM

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AL MVP Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox Announced as Cover Athlete of MLB 09 The Show (PS3)<br />

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is on the cover of PlayStation 3's MLB 09 The Show.

According to a press release from Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.(SCEA), Pedroia's duties include participation in the game's motion capture process, A.I. consultation, integration into all facets of the marketing campaign, and spokesperson for the franchise. The latest installment from the PS3 MLB franchise game is due to hit stores in Spring 2009.

"Dustin Pedroia has made a tremendous impact on an already storied Boston Red Sox organization and was an integral part to their 2007 World Series victory," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA. "We are excited to have him become part of our MLB franchise, represent MLB 09 The Show, and join the impressive roster of MLB stars who have served as previous cover athletes."

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Red Sox DH David Ortiz, who graced the The Show cover in 2006, is in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with Sharp (the official HDTV of Major League Baseball) and made an appearance this afternoon on CNBC's "Closing Bell" with Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain.

David Ortiz and Joba Chamberlain at CES today

"I've been part of Sharp the last few years, me and Joba too, came here to see the electronic parts and have fun, it's great," Ortiz said to "Closing Bell" host Maria Bartiromo.

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