pedroiaOne of the most important series of games on the PlayStation consoles, the baseball simulation MLB The Show will welcome a new member to the family this spring when Sony will launch MLB 09 The Show. Of course, such a game without a superstar on the cover would not be as appealing to fans as it should, so the publishers decided to go for gold.

Or, better said, they went for a Gold Glove, since this year’s cover athlete, Dustin Pedroia is a second baseman and 2008 AL MVP! This means that Boston Red Sox fans will start loving the PlayStation brand more after the game gets released, since Pedroia becomes the second Red Sox player to appear on the cover of a MLB The Show game, after David Ortiz was first featured on the cover.

Dustin Pedroia will also be the game’s spokesperson, according to the official PlayStation blog, so we’ll be all waiting for him to make a first statement. Until then, all we can do is hope that this year’s game will be at least as good as the previous version.