Editors at BaseballProspectus.com have matched up the two World Champions in a statistical seven-game series using the DiamondMind baseball computer video game.
Prospectus programmer Dave Haller says the games are played in a 2-3-2 format with the White Sox getting home field advantage.
But it may not be that much of an advantage.
Haller translated the stats of the Japanese players to Major League status and says the Marines home runs are lower than the U.S. average, but the batting average and pitching is pretty comparable.
The third game takes place today (Jan. 9) in a virtual version of the Marines Japanese stadium.
Haller believes the virtual World Series will be an accurate representation of what a real-life one might be like but admits its hard to program the jet lag that would no doubt be experienced by the players.
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