100% agree. And as you said what speed its set at isn't really important. They can tinker and test that to find the perfect speed that appeals to players of all skill levels
That speed doesn't exist, no way to please everybody.
But how do you know? People will only oppose because they prefer what they're used to, they're afraid to try new things. Imagine a top 20 player opposing the idea of universal pitch speeds of All-Star as we know it now, but this player only takes into account the speeds with the giant PCI as we know it now. There's no way for anyone to accurately assess the speeds when the new PCI size and area of solid contact is implemented. That's when stick skills will really start to matter.
Also, imagine how more dominant pitchers like Maddux will be. The pitch speeds won't be as fast, but on HOF and Legend your margin of error with the PCI will be so tiny, it will be a tremendous challenge. I believe THAT should be the challenge in this game, not the ability to swing asap gambling fastball and pull a homer on a non-PCI early swing.
As a general rule, it's impossible to please everybody, no matter what that thing is. That is of course does not mean nothing should ever be done, but there isn't a "perfect' speed.
Well I agree there is no such thing as perfection, but I'm not arguing for perfection. I'm arguing for change.
When you play an event on HOF the pitching speed feels diff than RE HOF… I think the pitching speed on HOF events is the perfect universal pitching speed
I think it's hard to say what would be the desired pitch speed, because we haven't seen small PCI's since forever. Making that the most important aspect of hitting, I don't think you wanna make pitches too fast especially if they're gonna continue with outlier. Or you'd get very low scoring games all the time and that will be frustrating as well. That's why I said I'm not debating the actual pitch speeds, they need to test and test and test again to find that sweet spot.
Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't 16 pretty much the same pitch speeds with different size PCI's for each level?. I really think they should get rid of the outer PCI that let's you foul off balls you should never reach. Get rid of outlier completely simply because yeah there are plenty of guys that throw 100 but do they do it for 9 innings? Just thinking out loud.