Can SDS address the foul balls?

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I heard them say specifically that they addressed the foul balls for online play this year. If anything, it’s gotten worse! It’s impossible to pitch online at the moment. Why is it possible to foul a pitch off that’s completely in the dirt or almost hitting the batter? This needs to be fixed.

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I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

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it’s not only an online problem, i was doing the kershaw moment when i needed to strikeout 6 batters and i had a curveball drop before it hit the plate and luis arraez fouled it off

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@kaptinkrunch00 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

it’s not only an online problem, i was doing the kershaw moment when i needed to strikeout 6 batters and i had a curveball drop before it hit the plate and luis arraez fouled it off

Offline play foul balls has always been an issue. You’ll have at bats where you have to throw about 10 pitches cause they’ll randomly have a guy foul off 8-9 pitches in a row no matter where they are. It’s not ideal, but I would rather the foul ball issue stay in offline play. The fact that it’s a huge issue online is a problem.

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@mcgalamaad_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@kaptinkrunch00 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

it’s not only an online problem, i was doing the kershaw moment when i needed to strikeout 6 batters and i had a curveball drop before it hit the plate and luis arraez fouled it off

Offline play foul balls has always been an issue. You’ll have at bats where you have to throw about 10 pitches cause they’ll randomly have a guy foul off 8-9 pitches in a row no matter where they are. It’s not ideal, but I would rather the foul ball issue stay in offline play. The fact that it’s a huge issue online is a problem.

Exactly. If they want to make this realistic, that may happen once a game... maybe. It happens like 5 times a game to me too (offiline). Online hasn't been an issue for me this year in only 6 games.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

This sounds like a summary of SDS. Often have the right ideas, never works.

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@raesone_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

This sounds like a summary of SDS. Often have the right ideas, never works.

Yeah. Its why I don't buy into the player retention stuff that people spew out of their rears. Saying SDS is doing this stuff on purpose is giving them too much credit imo

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@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@raesone_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

This sounds like a summary of SDS. Often have the right ideas, never works.

Yeah. Its why I don't buy into the player retention stuff that people spew out of their rears. Saying SDS is doing this stuff on purpose is giving them too much credit imo

Ha true, although I do somewhat believe in the player retention stuff as well.

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@raesone_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@raesone_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

This sounds like a summary of SDS. Often have the right ideas, never works.

Yeah. Its why I don't buy into the player retention stuff that people spew out of their rears. Saying SDS is doing this stuff on purpose is giving them too much credit imo

Ha true, although I do somewhat believe in the player retention stuff as well.

I just don't when it comes to gameplay. It's the fomo style of content keeping people around(I actually like this years content set-up so far fwiw), not the gameplay. Last year was probably the most punishing towards new players of any MLB the show game due to pitching being OP for once. There is no way they did a 180 on purpose. I think we likely see a patch next Tuesday to coincide with the Mini seasons update. We will see what that brings but I'm not holding my breath

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IMO people saw PCI was shrinking out of the zone this year and made the decision to contact swing, then they realized contact swinging is OP again and that’s where we are right now.

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@ibonafidescrub_ said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

IMO people saw PCI was shrinking out of the zone this year and made the decision to contact swing, then they realized contact swinging is OP again and that’s where we are right now.

I don’t get how they can fix contact swing then have the same issue in the next game. I don’t get it!

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@kaptinkrunch00 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

it’s not only an online problem, i was doing the kershaw moment when i needed to strikeout 6 batters and i had a curveball drop before it hit the plate and luis arraez fouled it off

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DoAdY3uP9c0

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@mcgalamaad_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I heard them say specifically that they addressed the foul balls for online play this year. If anything, it’s gotten worse! It’s impossible to pitch online at the moment. Why is it possible to foul a pitch off that’s completely in the dirt or almost hitting the batter? This needs to be fixed.

I looked at my pitch analysis recently and the dude had foul off 27 pitches in the second inning.

People just sit hard inside every pitch and foul everything off the plate very early timing.

At this point I don’t even think it’s an outer pci issue. They need to allow for balls outside of the zone with bad timing to be put in play fair.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

They shrank the wrong zone. It should be the outer ring that shrinks because they can miss with the pci and it still be within the outer ring and cause foul balls.

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@ibonafidescrub_ said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

IMO people saw PCI was shrinking out of the zone this year and made the decision to contact swing, then they realized contact swinging is OP again and that’s where we are right now.

I personally don’t think it is a contact swing issue. I do think that contact swing magnifies it, but I rarely use contact swing and I foul off a lot of pitches I shouldn’t with a normal swing.

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@savefarris_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@kaptinkrunch00 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

it’s not only an online problem, i was doing the kershaw moment when i needed to strikeout 6 batters and i had a curveball drop before it hit the plate and luis arraez fouled it off

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DoAdY3uP9c0

i don’t think luis arraez is at the same level as vladimir guerrero, but i get your point

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@kaptinkrunch00 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

it’s not only an online problem, i was doing the kershaw moment when i needed to strikeout 6 batters and i had a curveball drop before it hit the plate and luis arraez fouled it off

Moments are designed to be endless monotony

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@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

it does shrink, but it doesn't shrink enough....it needs to be minuscule...but be glad their isn't a "low ball hitter" perk

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@crimson_monk_psn said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

@the_dragon1912 said in Can SDS address the foul balls?:

I think they had the right idea with the dynamic pci/it shrinking out of the zone, it just doesn't work.

it does shrink, but it doesn't shrink enough....it needs to be minuscule...but be glad their isn't a "low ball hitter" perk

I don't think it even shrinks less than the boost you get from “two strikes” which nearly everyone has now. Then add in a fastball and guys like Trout have a bigger PCI outside the zone than on a first pitch down the middle lol.