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Photo From Joe Mauer’s Motion Capture Session For ‘MLB 10: The Show’: Was There A Kenny Rogers Roasters Nearby?

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“My rods and cones are all screwed up!”

Above in the only photo I could locate on the internet of Joe Mauer’s motion capture session for MLB 10: The Show. The Twins catcher will grace the cover of the 2010 version of the video game which is scheduled for release March 2nd.

Mauer donned a skintight, high-tech suit dotted with dozens of sensors to have his motions recorded during a session Tuesday at Sony Computer Entertainment America’s San Diego Motion Capture Studio.

The sensors were placed on all his flex points so dozens of cameras, shooting at 120 frames per second, could correctly capture his motions.

Mauer says it was weird putting on the tight suit, but otherwise he had a good time.

“It was uncomfortable at first, but as I started doing it more and more, it started feeling more comfortable,” he said.

Yeah, I know how that goes. I felt the same way when I had to wear a skintight body suit so they could capture my movements for my role in the upcoming video game, Blogger Wars: The Quest for Bagel Bites. It’s still in early development, but my guess is it’s  going to be a pretty kick-ass game, although I wonder why a big video game developer would need to operate his business out of his van and use one of those old Polaroid instant cameras.  But hey, who am I to argue? From what I understand, I was only unconscious for a couple of hours.

Mauer goes through motion capture for video game [Sporting News/AP]
MLB 10 The Show Joe Mauer Mo-cap [PlayStation.Blog Flickr]