MLB 14: The Show takes the mound today PS3 and Vita

Forget those early games in Australia; yesterday was the official start of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. And for me, as a Cubs fan, it was more of the same. An 1-0 loss vs. the Pirates with a whopping 0 for 11 batting with runners in scoring position. Is it too early to say "there's always next year"?

Well, at least I'll have MLB 14: The Show, where I can at least pretend my lovable losers are winners. If the Cubs can't be winners in real life, I'll make them winners in The Show, available today for PS3 and Vita.

This year, Sony San Diego has focused on speeding up the game, adding new features like Quick Counts and Player Lock. Enabling these modes will help you play a full nine-inning baseball game in less than 30 minutes, MLB The Show director of production Chris Cutliff says.

Unfortunately, today only marks the opening pitch for MLB 14 The Show on PS3 and Vita. The PS4 version will arrive next month on May 6th.