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  • What's with the terrible umpiring in the Show 13?

    I hardly ever get my balls that I place right on the paint called strikes. So frustrating. I make some great pitches and the game refuses to call them strikes. Does anyone else notice this? I don't remember it being like this in the Show 12, infact, I think it may have been a little generous.

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    I'm having no problems with the umps this year. They have even called some pitches that missed by alot, strikes. So I'm the opposite of you, last year the umps hated me.

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    • #3
      Turn variable ump OFF. I really don't have time to study each umps idiosyncrasies.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aidan2110 View Post
        I hardly ever get my balls that I place right on the paint called strikes. So frustrating. I make some great pitches and the game refuses to call them strikes. Does anyone else notice this? I don't remember it being like this in the Show 12, infact, I think it may have been a little generous.
        Originally posted by jim416v View Post
        Turn variable ump OFF. I really don't have time to study each umps idiosyncrasies.
        As Jim suggested, turn the VARIABLE UMP OPTION TO "OFF". This will make the strike zone be the same for every umpire.

        Either that or start taking notes of the various umpires and how they call balls and strikes. Its amazing how the umpires keep their same strike zone game to game, with little to no changes.
        The gamer formally known as Countryboy from the OS forums.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Goodolboy View Post
          As Jim suggested, turn the VARIABLE UMP OPTION TO "OFF". This will make the strike zone be the same for every umpire.

          Either that or start taking notes of the various umpires and how they call balls and strikes. Its amazing how the umpires keep their same strike zone game to game, with little to no changes.
          The thing is, on variable...every umps zone is pretty much the same.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by hwhspuma13 View Post
            The thing is, on variable...every umps zone is pretty much the same.
            I disagree. I have umps that give the high strike while others won't. Some are hitters umps while others are pitchers umpires.
            The gamer formally known as Countryboy from the OS forums.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Goodolboy View Post
              I disagree. I have umps that give the high strike while others won't. Some are hitters umps while others are pitchers umpires.
              You are absolutely right. Not to mention the Greg Maddux pitches 6" off the plate called strikes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jim416v View Post
                You are absolutely right. Not to mention the Greg Maddux pitches 6" off the plate called strikes.
                Yep.

                I can't be the only one who wants to punch Woody Keller or the Simmons guy. Geez....they are behind the plate, I swing at everything....LOL
                The gamer formally known as Countryboy from the OS forums.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goodolboy View Post
                  Yep.

                  I can't be the only one who wants to punch Woody Keller or the Simmons guy. Geez....they are behind the plate, I swing at everything....LOL
                  And I think therein lies the hitting problems for a lot of gamers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jim416v View Post
                    And I think therein lies the hitting problems for a lot of gamers.
                    Agreed.

                    You have to adapt to the zone being called, both hitting and pitching.
                    The gamer formally known as Countryboy from the OS forums.

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                    • #11
                      As others have stated, umpires do have different strike zones. There are some guys that let you get away with stuff high and up at the letters. Others whose east to west strike zone is wider, but they call balls on things high and low. One doesn't really need to take notes as I think everybody here realizes what pitch locations they can get away with and what locations they can't after an inning or two. If you want your strike zone to be the actual strike zone, turn variable umpiring off.

                      I like the variable calls, makes the game more realistic. Also, I believe that if your pitcher is really kicking **** and striking out a ton of guys and rolling, the strike zone opens up a little bit. At least I've noticed I've gotten away with some bad pitches when I've got a shut out, no hitter or a ton of strike outs going that I didn't get away with earlier in the game.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TaylorRockford View Post
                        As others have stated, umpires do have different strike zones. There are some guys that let you get away with stuff high and up at the letters. Others whose east to west strike zone is wider, but they call balls on things high and low. One doesn't really need to take notes as I think everybody here realizes what pitch locations they can get away with and what locations they can't after an inning or two. If you want your strike zone to be the actual strike zone, turn variable umpiring off.

                        I like the variable calls, makes the game more realistic. Also, I believe that if your pitcher is really kicking **** and striking out a ton of guys and rolling, the strike zone opens up a little bit. At least I've noticed I've gotten away with some bad pitches when I've got a shut out, no hitter or a ton of strike outs going that I didn't get away with earlier in the game.
                        I like it too. It's a little frustrating sometimes in the game because I might get one call where the pitch is a few inches outside off the plate and called a strike, and then later on I get a pitch inside a few inches in and called a ball. It does vary and while it's irritating sometimes while you're pitching, it really does add to the realism of the game.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by firesidegirls View Post
                          I like it too. It's a little frustrating sometimes in the game because I might get one call where the pitch is a few inches outside off the plate and called a strike, and then later on I get a pitch inside a few inches in and called a ball. It does vary and while it's irritating sometimes while you're pitching, it really does add to the realism of the game.
                          Agreed. This afternoon I was able to hit a game winning homerun in the Top of the 9th with Chase Utley because the ump missed a borderline pitch on an 0-2 count. Next pitch Utley put it in the basket and we wound up winning 1-0 against the Cubs
                          The gamer formally known as Countryboy from the OS forums.

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                          • #14
                            I'm finding the variable calls just right myself.

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                            • #15
                              No one feels like the zone is significantly smaller than it was last year?


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