What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?

SDS

What re your unwritten rules while playing dd? For me it bunting cheesing for hits against the shift. You guys?

SDS

Bunting is part of the game. If you don't want someone doing it against the shift, then don't shift.

SDS

If people are bunting against the shift for hits, turn off the shift. Problem solved.

SDS

Only thing that annoys me is spamming whatever button that stops me from pitching. If I'm going too quickly, I get it and I'll slow down. But if you're doing it every pitch, no matter what, it's gonna be a long game and this game is too long as it is.

SDS

How bout bunt dancing and all the senseless pausing and drama clowns like to do sub 600

SDS

Let the ball land if someone hits a homerun on you, then quit once the stats accumulated.

SDS

I dont like the bunt against shift, but if its late and whatever I can see why. but whhat is the most brutal is multiple pauses early in the game. like its the first inning lets go you dont need to pause 3 times

SDS

Definitely multiple pauses. Been saying for years the pause timer needs to be re evaluated.

Bunting is part of the game. If he’s beating you then turn off the shift….you can’t get mad because someone’s using their own strategy against your strategy.

Bunt dancing does absolutely nothing to me, its actually kind of entertaining. Baffles me why so many people get so worked up about it.

Quitting before the home run lands is as low as it gets.

SDS

Don’t take an extra step lead with a speed guy over and over after I have shown I am paying attention and will either throw over or step off. It’s their right to do it, but once I show I am not giving it we can play the game for 20 minutes.

SDS

Oh let me chip in on the bunt against the shift; if you're too lazy or too incompetent to take off the shift and I need a hit badly, I will bunt it against the shift and I won't feel bad about it either.

It's something else if you try to bunt every single time and you're exploiting the game.

SDS

@mrwonderful95 said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

What re your unwritten rules while playing dd? For me it bunting cheesing for hits against the shift. You guys?

Mine is ... I try to hit the ball and play baseball if you bunt I don't turn off the shift cause I don’t give a shnitt and I'm totally fine with that ...anyway when you turn off the shift funny human being will still bunting cause they can't hit so they will try to steal 146 bases to literally steal a win to get a better card with poor bunting attribute but guess what ? They will still bunting and usually dashboarding in the 2nd inning after gave you 7 walk and a grand slam. I forgot the question but now I feel better ! Sorry !

SDS

Hitting HRs against me at shippet….I chose that stadium for me to hit dingers, not you!!

SDS

I wish there were unwritten rules of the Show. Unfortunately, all of the cheese happens on the regular.

I think the most egregious is the speed cheese base stealing BS at first, with a close second to the “play as slow as I possibly can hoping my opponent will quit”.

Both of these don’t really have counters. Sure, you can step off indefinitely as long as your opponent keeps taking an extra step, but you still suffer and it isn’t super effective.

SDS

@halfbutt_psn said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

I wish there were unwritten rules of the Show. Unfortunately, all of the cheese happens on the regular.

I think the most egregious is the speed cheese base stealing BS at first, with a close second to the “play as slow as I possibly can hoping my opponent will quit”.

Both of these don’t really have counters. Sure, you can step off indefinitely as long as your opponent keeps taking an extra step, but you still suffer and it isn’t super effective.

For the steals...I use the SZ3 camera while pitching...I let them take 2B...have my SS hold to bag...wait for them take an extra step...pickoff at 2B every time.

SZ3 allows you to see them take that extra step and the SS holding at 2B allows for the pickoff after they take an additional step. Most will take that extra step at 2B. That will usually get them to stop after the first time, but some like to learn the hard way and get picked off multiple times.

SDS

@dap1234567890 said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

@halfbutt_psn said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

I wish there were unwritten rules of the Show. Unfortunately, all of the cheese happens on the regular.

I think the most egregious is the speed cheese base stealing BS at first, with a close second to the “play as slow as I possibly can hoping my opponent will quit”.

Both of these don’t really have counters. Sure, you can step off indefinitely as long as your opponent keeps taking an extra step, but you still suffer and it isn’t super effective.

For the steals...I use the SZ3 camera while pitching...I let them take 2B...have my SS hold to bag...wait for them take an extra step...pickoff at 2B every time.

SZ3 allows you to see them take that extra step and the SS holding at 2B allows for the pickoff after they take an additional step. Most will take that extra step at 2B. That will usually get them to stop after the first time, but some like to learn the hard way and get picked off multiple times.

Agreed. I’ve had more pickoffs at second base this year than ever before, but I’ve also had this lead to freeze offs as well.

SDS

@halfbutt_psn said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

@dap1234567890 said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

@halfbutt_psn said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

I wish there were unwritten rules of the Show. Unfortunately, all of the cheese happens on the regular.

I think the most egregious is the speed cheese base stealing BS at first, with a close second to the “play as slow as I possibly can hoping my opponent will quit”.

Both of these don’t really have counters. Sure, you can step off indefinitely as long as your opponent keeps taking an extra step, but you still suffer and it isn’t super effective.

For the steals...I use the SZ3 camera while pitching...I let them take 2B...have my SS hold to bag...wait for them take an extra step...pickoff at 2B every time.

SZ3 allows you to see them take that extra step and the SS holding at 2B allows for the pickoff after they take an additional step. Most will take that extra step at 2B. That will usually get them to stop after the first time, but some like to learn the hard way and get picked off multiple times.

Agreed. I’ve had more pickoffs at second base this year than ever before, but I’ve also had this lead to freeze offs as well.

It did trigger a freeze off in the past, but my understanding is that they had fixed that particular freezing issue. I could be wrong though.

SDS

biggest one imo is using a cap pitcher with submarine motion. faced a dude today who used a cap pitcher at bayfront with overcast. impossible to see the ball. very fun way to receive my first loss of the szn. also the first guy i’ve ever faced who was toxic enough that i decided to block him

SDS

@tmichae10_psn said in What are the “unwritten rules” of the show?:

Hitting HRs against me at shippet….I chose that stadium for me to hit dingers, not you!!

You don’t know hard I laughed at this. Thank you!! I needed something to lighten my mood today.

SDS

Not spamming R2. People play with bunts great. There are few things that pisses me off like players trying to steal home on routine plays. Game glitches on throws.

SDS

My only UR is dashboarding mid-homerun. It's a child throwing a tantrum, and that stat now doesn't count. Fix this, SSD, then all you little diaper-wearers can dashboard away.

Bunting? Go for it. I might, too, if you're in the shift or if you don't play in with Lofton/Turner/others at the plate.

Stealing and leadoffs are just broken. Whatever.

My biggest pet peeve, though, is when pitchers take the full time a drag things out. Horrible. Conversely, if they have a guy that goes too fast for my tastes (like Kimbrel) I'll step out, pause, just to send a message. Trying to be civil.