It's appalling that anyone would think that rigging the opposing lineup is acceptable in a million-dollar contest predicated on throwing a perfect game. But the reactions of some video gamers were as predictable as they are contemptible. What is truly outrageous is that the contest's administrators at 2K Sports saw nothing wrong with it either.
It is a sad irony that a programming glitch, the likes of which have plagued MLB 2K through the lifespan of an exclusive license set to expire this year, tarnishes the one thing this game did right.
They judged a million dollars as a fair price to recreate a real-life feat accomplished by fewer men than have orbited the moon. They chose to do it not because it was easy, but because it was hard. That is why the cheating, 2K Sports' acceptance of it, and failure to protect us from it, is so dishonorable.