3/31/2011 1:25 PM
Pitch names are cosmetic.  They have no effect in the game engine.  The only thing that matters are the P1-P5 ratings.
3/31/2011 1:25 PM
I have never looked at the name of the pitches.
3/31/2011 1:33 PM
The whole game is cosmetic, the only thing that matters is the numbers.  I get that.  I'm assuming the answer is no then?
3/31/2011 1:38 PM
The question is nonsensical and cannot be answered with a "yes" or "no".  There is no such thing as a "true knuckleballer" in HBD.
3/31/2011 1:47 PM
There is no spoon.
3/31/2011 1:48 PM
There would be if said pitcher has however many pitches and the first one listed on his card as a knuckleball and P1 was rated the highest of all his pitches.  Maybe the question was too hard to grasp.
3/31/2011 1:54 PM
More likely that maybe the answer was too hard to grasp.
3/31/2011 2:05 PM
Posted by rangerup on 3/31/2011 1:48:00 PM (view original):
There would be if said pitcher has however many pitches and the first one listed on his card as a knuckleball and P1 was rated the highest of all his pitches.  Maybe the question was too hard to grasp.
I wonder if any of my batters bat with a crazy open stance like Tony Bautista? 


3/31/2011 2:11 PM
Posted by usfbully on 3/31/2011 2:05:00 PM (view original):
Posted by rangerup on 3/31/2011 1:48:00 PM (view original):
There would be if said pitcher has however many pitches and the first one listed on his card as a knuckleball and P1 was rated the highest of all his pitches.  Maybe the question was too hard to grasp.
I wonder if any of my batters bat with a crazy open stance like Tony Bautista? 


You would be able to know if the player card listing batting stance.  It doesn't.

It does, however, list pictches. 
3/31/2011 2:15 PM
It also lists birthplace and agent name.  Doesn't mean that they are relevent pieces of information.
3/31/2011 2:16 PM
Relevant to what?

He's not asking for the purpose of determining effectiveness.

It would be like asking, "has anyone ever seen anyone from my hometown?"  I know it's not relevant to actual gameplay, but I'm simply curious.  I don't understand the responses to him asking a question purely out of curiosity.
3/31/2011 2:20 PM
Posted by isack24 on 3/31/2011 2:16:00 PM (view original):
Relevant to what?

He's not asking for the purpose of determining effectiveness.

It would be like asking, "has anyone ever seen anyone from my hometown?"  I know it's not relevant to actual gameplay, but I'm simply curious.  I don't understand the responses to him asking a question purely out of curiosity.
My question is the same as his. It has ZERO relevance to the game.
3/31/2011 2:25 PM
Right.  But you can't determine the answer to your question.  You can determine the answer to his. 
3/31/2011 2:26 PM
I haven't seen a knuckleballer (like usfbully, I rarely notice the names of pitches thrown).  But, like rangerup, I do enjoy random fun facts even if they don't affect the game engine.  For instance, I have a player from Nauvoo, IL, which is a big Mormon outpost.  This makes me like him a bit more because it tickles my funny bone.  Won't affect whether he plays or how long a contract he gets, and it is not relevant to the sim engine, but it is relevant to my enjoyment of the game.
3/31/2011 2:28 PM
Posted by isack24 on 3/31/2011 2:16:00 PM (view original):
Relevant to what?

He's not asking for the purpose of determining effectiveness.

It would be like asking, "has anyone ever seen anyone from my hometown?"  I know it's not relevant to actual gameplay, but I'm simply curious.  I don't understand the responses to him asking a question purely out of curiosity.
He's asking a question based on the incorrect premise that the name of the pitch (i.e. "knuckleball") is relevant.  I pointed out that his premise was flawed, therefore the question was irrelevent and had no answer.
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