So how does a "free to play" baseball game fit itself into the landscape of modern and glitzy gaming? Well, it fits in by not trying to be more than it has to be.
MLB Dugout Heroes is an online experience. When the game initially boots up, the player is prompted to create a user name and password. After doing that, I selected my hometown Blue Jays as my club of choice. I was very pleased to see every Major League Baseball team represented by their actual players. After the initial setup stages, I was asked if I would like to proceed to the tutorials. Never too proud to accept advice, I jumped right into the batting cage.