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Should you report to this space on March 2 and not find any new posts, do not worry: I'll just be playing a baseball video game while trying to win a million dollars.

As first reported by CNBC's Darren Rovell, the makers of MLB 2K10 are offering a cool $1,000,000 prize to the at-home player who pitches the first perfect game on the latest edition of their franchise.

Seeing as how my video pitching skills peaked during the Baseball Stars era, I actually don't have the skills to be in the running with all the young folks.

But if you choose to take a shot at the big prize, you must play the game under certain settings and take video of yourself while Steve Phillips possibly narrates the perfecto.

Reports Rovell:

" 'We believe our pitching mechanic in our game is superior to what is out there,' said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. 'So we were brainstorming as to what we could do to give this industry a shot in the arm.'

"They arrived at the $1 million prize.

"When a player starts a game, he or she will be able to go to default settings (including All-Star mode) that will automatically qualify him or her should he pitch the perfect game. If a player accomplishes the feat, a code will pop up and if 2K Sports verifies that the player is the first one to do so, he or she will win the $1 million in a lump sum payment."

As MLB 2K10 coverboy Evan Longoria(notes) tweets, "That's a lot of coin!" and he would know. The Rays' third baseman is scheduled to make "only" $950,000 for the 2010 season. 

Also worth noting: White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle(notes) threw a real perfect game last July and all he got was a phone call from the President and this lousy customized motorcycle.

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