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Scouting report from Rotoworld forums helped teacher win $1 million with “MLB 2K11” perfect game

Oct 24, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

brian kingrey

Back in May we wrote about the Louisiana music teacher who won $1 million by throwing a perfect game in “MLB 2K11” using Roy Halladay versus the Astros.

His name is Brian Kingrey and now he’s the subject of Google’s latest nationally televised commercial, which includes interviews with his students and tells the story of how he knew nothing about baseball before starting to play the game.

My favorite part of the video? Kingrey learned about stats by studying and then got a scouting report on Astros hitters from members of the Rotoworld forums.

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 24, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Speaking of Rotoworld. I frequently find that stories that appear on USA Today’s online Fantasy Baseball News section, quickly show up on this site. It is obviously not a coincidence.

    • proudlycanadian - Oct 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM

      For those who voted thumbs down, I believe that the USA Today comments are provided by Rotoworld.

  2. Kyle - Oct 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Awesome. Good for that dude.

  3. sknut - Oct 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Dude took it seriously and it paid off for him. Thats cool and maybe he became a baseball fan for life after that.

  4. SmackSaw - Oct 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    How sweet is that?

    Wow, the Astros stink on many levels.

  5. yankeesgameday - Oct 24, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Says as much about the guys who programmed the game as anything.

  6. bbk1000 - Nov 10, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    He would have won it on his first try if he played against the Mets…..

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