Was Hitting Like This Last Year?

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For those of you that play every year. Were good/good outs like 75% of the time?

  • Were 85% of all liners and grounders directly into the infielder's gloves?

  • Was it HR or bust legit 90% of run totals?

I've been pretty quiet on here and just observing as a first time player. Wanted to give it some time for a patch, or maybe just to get used to it.

Played 2 RS games today and they were like EVERY OTHER ONE I've played:

Pitchers duel for 7 innings, maybe someone squeaks in a run off some crappy contact hit + error.

8th - 9th inning rolls around and all of a sudden its HR derby.

  • Two people who couldn't buy a single if we blew the baseball gods are now hitting bombs.

  • Game ends 3-1, or 4-2 with the result feeling mostly random.

  • Why can't the simply balance the sliders. Less homeruns, more singles and doubles for good contact.

IF IT WAS LIKE THIS LAST YEAR, WHY DID YOU COME BACK?

I want to like this game and I'm honestly pretty [censored] good at it for my first year. Winning record in RS, made it to wild card, but its just not very satisfying slogging though pitchers duels / random HR mixed in every [censored] time.

Tl;DR How have you adjusted / enjoyed online play with so many good/goods not being rewarded? I want to enjoy this game during quarantine but am losing patience.

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I'm not even going to debate, because if you think everyone is batting .150 on liners, you are sorely mistaken and/or exaggerating for no reason.

This game has ALOT ALOT of issues, but batting .150 on liners is not one of them.

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@eatyum said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

I'm not even going to debate, because if you think everyone is batting .150 on liners, you are sorely mistaken and/or exaggerating for no reason.

This game has ALOT ALOT of issues, but batting .150 on liners is not one of them.

Honestly its not far off. We can argue percentage points until we're blue in the face, but its VERY clear that too many liners go directly into the fielders gloves.

What I am trying to ask, was it like this last year, and why is it like this? This game seems far too stingy with rewarding hard hit balls, unless they're over the fence.

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@bjd10048842 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@eatyum said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

I'm not even going to debate, because if you think everyone is batting .150 on liners, you are sorely mistaken and/or exaggerating for no reason.

This game has ALOT ALOT of issues, but batting .150 on liners is not one of them.

Honestly its not far off. We can argue percentage points until we're blue in the face, but its VERY clear that too many liners go directly into the fielders gloves.

What I am trying to ask, was it like this last year, and why is it like this? This game seems far too stingy with rewarding hard hit balls, unless they're over the fence.

Again, not going to debate with you because it IS far off. If you can't be realistic instead of hyperbolic, there is no reason to try and reason with you. It's not even close to a .200 average, let alone .150

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And...another person who doesn't understand how baseball works. Or physical science. These posts are redundant and stupid.

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Well, that escalated quickly.

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@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

And...another person who doesn't understand how baseball works. Or physical science. These posts are redundant and stupid.

Your response is just stupid

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Hmm...let's see. You come on here and post your drivel, all mad because you lined out a few times, then we point out that it's more than normal, then you call us names, we provide stats, that doesn't convince you, you resort to calling us names because we don't agree with you.

We've done this dance before a thousand times. It's redundant and old. Learn to use the field when hitting. "Good" timing is an illusion that doesn't really mean anything. Swing a little early and pull the ball into the gap. Swing a little earlier and pull the ball down the line. Or do the same with slightly later swings. Until you figure out how to hit, enjoy the ban you will inevitably get for acting like a friggin 2 year old.

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@Warpedzilla said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

And...another person who doesn't understand how baseball works. Or physical science. These posts are redundant and stupid.

Your response is just stupid

Says the "not conspiracy theorist" who believes in "comeback codes."

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@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

Hmm...let's see. You come on here and post your drivel, all mad because you lined out a few times, then we point out that it's more than normal, then you call us names, we provide stats, that doesn't convince you, you resort to calling us names because we don't agree with you.

We've done this dance before a thousand times. It's redundant and old. Learn to use the field when hitting. "Good" timing is an illusion that doesn't really mean anything. Swing a little early and pull the ball into the gap. Swing a little earlier and pull the ball down the line. Or do the same with slightly later swings. Until you figure out how to hit, enjoy the ban you will inevitably get for acting like a friggin 2 year old.

Swing early? I have lost count of how many would be HRs and doubles have went foul because of an early swing. Yet I know it happens but not every single time.

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@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

Hmm...let's see. You come on here and post your drivel, all mad because you lined out a few times, then we point out that it's more than normal, then you call us names, we provide stats, that doesn't convince you, you resort to calling us names because we don't agree with you.

We've done this dance before a thousand times. It's redundant and old. Learn to use the field when hitting. "Good" timing is an illusion that doesn't really mean anything. Swing a little early and pull the ball into the gap. Swing a little earlier and pull the ball down the line. Or do the same with slightly later swings. Until you figure out how to hit, enjoy the ban you will inevitably get for acting like a friggin 2 year old.

We provide stats? Where?

I laid out a bunch of fair questions based on estimates from my experience and you ignore each and every legitimate question about last year's experience and how it changes year to year.

Here we are 9 posts later all wasting our time because you came in with a lazy "these responses are getting old" post instead of providing anything legitimate.

Go play another 3-1 game with all homers, I'll wait for some rational adults to try and answer some of the questions I clearly laid out.

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@bjd10048842 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

Hmm...let's see. You come on here and post your drivel, all mad because you lined out a few times, then we point out that it's more than normal, then you call us names, we provide stats, that doesn't convince you, you resort to calling us names because we don't agree with you.

We've done this dance before a thousand times. It's redundant and old. Learn to use the field when hitting. "Good" timing is an illusion that doesn't really mean anything. Swing a little early and pull the ball into the gap. Swing a little earlier and pull the ball down the line. Or do the same with slightly later swings. Until you figure out how to hit, enjoy the ban you will inevitably get for acting like a friggin 2 year old.

We provide stats? Where? So one guy saying "oh its not lower than .200" counts as concrete stats? 👹

I laid out a bunch of fair questions based on estimates from my experience and you ignore each and every legitimate question about last year's experience and how it changes year to year.

Here we are 9 posts later all wasting our time because you came in with a lazy "these responses are getting old" post instead of providing anything legitimate.

Go play another 3-1 game with all homers, I'll wait for some rational adults to try and answer some of the questions I clearly laid out.

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@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@Warpedzilla said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

And...another person who doesn't understand how baseball works. Or physical science. These posts are redundant and stupid.

Your response is just stupid

Says the "not conspiracy theorist" who believes in "comeback codes."

I don't know about comeback codes but what OP said is true. You think it is coincidence that game after game guys who swing and miss at everything for 7 innings straight then suddenly catch every break and then the HRs start rolling out like clockwork.

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@Warpedzilla said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@Warpedzilla said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

And...another person who doesn't understand how baseball works. Or physical science. These posts are redundant and stupid.

Your response is just stupid

Says the "not conspiracy theorist" who believes in "comeback codes."

I don't know about comeback codes but what OP said is true. You think it is coincidence that game after game guys who swing and miss at everything for 7 innings straight then suddenly catch every break and then the HRs start rolling out like clockwork.

No. It's not a coincidence. Pitchers miss. Hitters get lucky. Or...one player has been taking into account the pattern that the person has been using and is able to guess lucky on a pitch. You know...like baseball. This is similar like the idiot who said every time Mike Trout squares up a ball, it's a home run...when in reality, that's far from the truth. If I recall, because I'm not going to research it again, about 40% of Mike Trout's hard hit balls are hits.

Pitchers get tired. Sometimes, all it takes is a player to get a lucky hung slider. Sometimes, a player repeatedly throws high fastballs until finally, it gets timed up right. That's not comeback logic. It's baseball. Somebody has to win, which inevitably means somebody is going to make a mistake.

I'm not saying the game is flawless, but unwrap the tinfoil on your heads, because what you all describe and get all up in arms about is the natural way of things.

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@Warpedzilla said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@WiryHooligan22 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

Hmm...let's see. You come on here and post your drivel, all mad because you lined out a few times, then we point out that it's more than normal, then you call us names, we provide stats, that doesn't convince you, you resort to calling us names because we don't agree with you.

We've done this dance before a thousand times. It's redundant and old. Learn to use the field when hitting. "Good" timing is an illusion that doesn't really mean anything. Swing a little early and pull the ball into the gap. Swing a little earlier and pull the ball down the line. Or do the same with slightly later swings. Until you figure out how to hit, enjoy the ban you will inevitably get for acting like a friggin 2 year old.

Swing early? I have lost count of how many would be HRs and doubles have went foul because of an early swing. Yet I know it happens but not every single time.

Oh my god, dude...not everything happens in a vacuum.

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@bjd10048842 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

For those of you that play every year. Were good/good outs like 75% of the time?

  • Were 85% of all liners and grounders directly into the infielder's gloves?

  • Was it HR or bust legit 90% of run totals?

I've been pretty quiet on here and just observing as a first time player. Wanted to give it some time for a patch, or maybe just to get used to it.

Played 2 RS games today and they were like EVERY OTHER ONE I've played:

Pitchers duel for 7 innings, maybe someone squeaks in a run off some crappy contact hit + error.

8th - 9th inning rolls around and all of a sudden its HR derby.

  • Two people who couldn't buy a single if we blew the baseball gods are now hitting bombs.

  • Game ends 3-1, or 4-2 with the result feeling mostly random.

  • Why can't the simply balance the sliders. Less homeruns, more singles and doubles for good contact.

IF IT WAS LIKE THIS LAST YEAR, WHY DID YOU COME BACK?

I want to like this game and I'm honestly pretty [censored] good at it for my first year. Winning record in RS, made it to wild card, but its just not very satisfying slogging though pitchers duels / random HR mixed in every [censored] time.

Tl;DR How have you adjusted / enjoyed online play with so many good/goods not being rewarded? I want to enjoy this game during quarantine but am losing patience.

Honestly it was basically the same last year. Only difference this year is the perfect/perfect.

And honestly if you wanna try and enjoy the game at this state. Best you can do is not take it serious, try not to worry about your record and winning so much. Keeps you in a more calm moode while playing and makes it easier to hit cause you're not so frustrated all the time. And number 1 is if you're not in the mood to play just don't play, it will only compound your frustrations when the bad game mechanics rear their ugly heads.

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@eatyum said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@bjd10048842 said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

@eatyum said in Was Hitting Like This Last Year?:

I'm not even going to debate, because if you think everyone is batting .150 on liners, you are sorely mistaken and/or exaggerating for no reason.

This game has ALOT ALOT of issues, but batting .150 on liners is not one of them.

Honestly its not far off. We can argue percentage points until we're blue in the face, but its VERY clear that too many liners go directly into the fielders gloves.

What I am trying to ask, was it like this last year, and why is it like this? This game seems far too stingy with rewarding hard hit balls, unless they're over the fence.

Again, not going to debate with you because it IS far off. If you can't be realistic instead of hyperbolic, there is no reason to try and reason with you. It's not even close to a .200 average, let alone .150

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