Random Things that drive you crazy

First, I love this game (19). I have very few issues with any of the content or gameplay offline and online. I can’t wait for 20 to come out. But, there are two things that drive me crazy:

  1. The inability to sacrifice bunt with any sort of confidence.

  2. Every time someone throws a sinker up and in. I can’t hit a fastball that’s up and in and I am okay with that. But, when a 92 mph fastball drops from the hitters neck to the strike zone, it makes my blood boil.

If those were the only two gameplay things they fixed for next year I would be happy.

Anyone else got any?

When the ball beats the runner but tag takes forever.

2 come to mind.

  1. Hitting the ball square, on time, hard exit velo, and it is hit directly to a fielder and you're out.
  2. Hitting the ball square, on time, hard exit velo, and it is hit directly to the pitcher, and fielded with ease, and you're out.

@MathMan5072 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

First, I love this game (19). I have very few issues with any of the content or gameplay offline and online. I can’t wait for 20 to come out. But, there are two things that drive me crazy:

  1. The inability to sacrifice bunt with any sort of confidence.

  2. Every time someone throws a sinker up and in. I can’t hit a fastball that’s up and in and I am okay with that. But, when a 92 mph fastball drops from the hitters neck to the strike zone, it makes my blood boil.

If those were the only two gameplay things they fixed for next year I would be happy.

Anyone else got any?

My girlfriend turning lights on a trying to make conversation when I’m at 892 and up 1 in a jam in the 9th. I tell her hold on and she gets all upset.

Also bunting seems better lately, but only if you’re doing it with non pitchers

I have very few complaints and also have loved playing 19 but what drives me crazy is when the ball hits the pitcher on a line drive and deflects away from play. By the time you recover the ball your opponent is on first. Happens to much to me.

bad throw/over throw to 1st base on pickoff attempt, the ball hits the first base coach and lands 8 inches from the bag going nowhere
extra base tease

Eye floaties.

Swinging wet noodles for no reason for the first 5 innings in RS waiting on Ramone to summon the RNGesus for me.

These are all good. It’s interesting to see this stuff. Because none of these other posts really bother me.

These are all good. It’s interesting to see this stuff. Because none of these other posts really bother me.

Getting thrown out at first way too often on base hits to right field.

@samguenther1987 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

I have very few complaints and also have loved playing 19 but what drives me crazy is when the ball hits the pitcher on a line drive and deflects away from play. By the time you recover the ball your opponent is on first. Happens to much to me.

This is something that was a major problem in 18 it actually has been fixed.

This is one of those things that you have to determine with your lineup. If you are seeing this happen more than most, see if having a pitcher with better fielding helps? might make a difference just a friendly suggestion.

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@samguenther1987 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

I have very few complaints and also have loved playing 19 but what drives me crazy is when the ball hits the pitcher on a line drive and deflects away from play. By the time you recover the ball your opponent is on first. Happens to much to me.

This is something that was a major problem in 18 it actually has been fixed.

This is one of those things that you have to determine with your lineup. If you are seeing this happen more than most, see if having a pitcher with better fielding helps? might make a difference just a friendly suggestion.

I forgot how often that happened last year. I think it would be interesting to see if you could have injuries on for online games. I’m sure this is a minority opinion. But, I wouldn’t mind if players could get hurt getting hit by pitches, or sliding into first base or diving into a wall. They’d only be out for a game, but it would force you to have a more thought out bench. My guess is most everyone else would hate this though.

@MathMan5072 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@samguenther1987 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

I have very few complaints and also have loved playing 19 but what drives me crazy is when the ball hits the pitcher on a line drive and deflects away from play. By the time you recover the ball your opponent is on first. Happens to much to me.

This is something that was a major problem in 18 it actually has been fixed.

This is one of those things that you have to determine with your lineup. If you are seeing this happen more than most, see if having a pitcher with better fielding helps? might make a difference just a friendly suggestion.

I forgot how often that happened last year. I think it would be interesting to see if you could have injuries on for online games. I’m sure this is a minority opinion. But, I wouldn’t mind if players could get hurt getting hit by pitches, or sliding into first base or diving into a wall. They’d only be out for a game, but it would force you to have a more thought out bench. My guess is most everyone else would hate this though.

I would love to see injuries back in online play. 2010 or 2011 it was in the game don't remember the exact year but yeah you did have to decide your lineup more carefully.

But it could aslo be argued that they don't like it b/c there favorite players always gets hurt so not sure how it would work but if it was legit i would be down for it

@GrizzBear55 thank you for the sugestion and feedback. I will try that 🙂

Foul balls are probably my #1 Gripe, followed by the difficulty of sac bunts that you mentioned

Its supposed to b random, but how many times i have faced kershaw in my last ten RS games

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@MathMan5072 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@samguenther1987 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

I have very few complaints and also have loved playing 19 but what drives me crazy is when the ball hits the pitcher on a line drive and deflects away from play. By the time you recover the ball your opponent is on first. Happens to much to me.

This is something that was a major problem in 18 it actually has been fixed.

This is one of those things that you have to determine with your lineup. If you are seeing this happen more than most, see if having a pitcher with better fielding helps? might make a difference just a friendly suggestion.

I forgot how often that happened last year. I think it would be interesting to see if you could have injuries on for online games. I’m sure this is a minority opinion. But, I wouldn’t mind if players could get hurt getting hit by pitches, or sliding into first base or diving into a wall. They’d only be out for a game, but it would force you to have a more thought out bench. My guess is most everyone else would hate this though.

I would love to see injuries back in online play. 2010 or 2011 it was in the game don't remember the exact year but yeah you did have to decide your lineup more carefully.

But it could aslo be argued that they don't like it b/c there favorite players always gets hurt so not sure how it would work but if it was legit i would be down for it

Nope don’t want that, in 17 there was nothing like throwing the first pitch of the game only to have your pitcher tear his UCL and be out for the rest of the game, meaning you had to crush your bullpen for something out of your control.

@skepple15 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@MathMan5072 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@samguenther1987 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

I have very few complaints and also have loved playing 19 but what drives me crazy is when the ball hits the pitcher on a line drive and deflects away from play. By the time you recover the ball your opponent is on first. Happens to much to me.

This is something that was a major problem in 18 it actually has been fixed.

This is one of those things that you have to determine with your lineup. If you are seeing this happen more than most, see if having a pitcher with better fielding helps? might make a difference just a friendly suggestion.

I forgot how often that happened last year. I think it would be interesting to see if you could have injuries on for online games. I’m sure this is a minority opinion. But, I wouldn’t mind if players could get hurt getting hit by pitches, or sliding into first base or diving into a wall. They’d only be out for a game, but it would force you to have a more thought out bench. My guess is most everyone else would hate this though.

I would love to see injuries back in online play. 2010 or 2011 it was in the game don't remember the exact year but yeah you did have to decide your lineup more carefully.

But it could aslo be argued that they don't like it b/c there favorite players always gets hurt so not sure how it would work but if it was legit i would be down for it

Nope don’t want that, in 17 there was nothing like throwing the first pitch of the game only to have your pitcher tear his UCL and be out for the rest of the game, meaning you had to crush your bullpen for something out of your control.

Yeah. That’s would be annoying. Since you have no control over that. I picture it being for things that happen like running into a wall or sliding into first. It would be nice if people were discouraged from taking the extra lead if they knew it increased your chances of getting hurt. It probably creates more problems than are necessary. So, that’s probably why it was removed. But, I think I would like it.

@MathMan5072 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@skepple15 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@MathMan5072 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@GrizzBear55 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

@samguenther1987 said in Random Things that drive you crazy:

I have very few complaints and also have loved playing 19 but what drives me crazy is when the ball hits the pitcher on a line drive and deflects away from play. By the time you recover the ball your opponent is on first. Happens to much to me.

This is something that was a major problem in 18 it actually has been fixed.

This is one of those things that you have to determine with your lineup. If you are seeing this happen more than most, see if having a pitcher with better fielding helps? might make a difference just a friendly suggestion.

I forgot how often that happened last year. I think it would be interesting to see if you could have injuries on for online games. I’m sure this is a minority opinion. But, I wouldn’t mind if players could get hurt getting hit by pitches, or sliding into first base or diving into a wall. They’d only be out for a game, but it would force you to have a more thought out bench. My guess is most everyone else would hate this though.

I would love to see injuries back in online play. 2010 or 2011 it was in the game don't remember the exact year but yeah you did have to decide your lineup more carefully.

But it could aslo be argued that they don't like it b/c there favorite players always gets hurt so not sure how it would work but if it was legit i would be down for it

Nope don’t want that, in 17 there was nothing like throwing the first pitch of the game only to have your pitcher tear his UCL and be out for the rest of the game, meaning you had to crush your bullpen for something out of your control.

Yeah. That’s would be annoying. Since you have no control over that. I picture it being for things that happen like running into a wall or sliding into first. It would be nice if people were discouraged from taking the extra lead if they knew it increased your chances of getting hurt. It probably creates more problems than are necessary. So, that’s probably why it was removed. But, I think I would like it.

Although, I probably wouldn’t love it if I were one game away from World Series. Ha.

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