I use the real ballpark images, as well.
I have two small requests. First, you notice that the catcher and home plate are behind the blue interface box when it is left in its default position. I would like to see all of these boxes reduced in size (particularly the scoreboard) so that we can arrange them conveniently for aesthetic viewing purposes (it would be nice if the scoreboard had a more "three dimensional" flavor so that we could place it in a location where it visually fits in with the stadium background). I have been playing with the blue interface box in the upper left corner, which helps a little. The team data and play options/auto complete/park info boxes are particularly obnoxious. I note that there is a lot of wasted space in these displays that could be reduced so that font sizes wouldn't have to be reduced or content removed.
Second, it would be nice if you could provide a set of figures for insert onto the screen (in much the same fashion as ball path destinations) so that we aren't playing games with invisible players and umpires. It would be nice to have runners and batters automatically inserted by the system as game conditions warrant, as well.
That said, I only add that this is my favorite computer game of all that I own. It runs smoothly, runs the way the designer intended, and presents a simulation that is accurate, fun, and retains a high level of interest. I really appreciate the excellence of this design and your commitment to the game system's integrity by adding improvements without screwing up what works excellently already. I am thoroughly tired of half-assed designs that are incomplete or poorly thought out when you buy them and only get worse with each succeeding patch. Those who are familiar with the total fiascos that are UV and WitP know what I'm talking about.
For thirty bucks, this bad boy may be the best bargain on the computer gaming market. Excuse me, I've got to go. I'm playing the 1956 season, and the Yankees have a crucial Sunday double-header today against the hated, league-leading White Sox.
Put my faith in the people
And the people let me down.
So, I turned the other way,
And I carry on anyhow.