Posted by tecwrg on 4/4/2011 2:01:00 PM (view original):
Wearing green shirts might be more asthetically pleasing in a visual sense. Doesn't make you a different person than if you wore brown shirts.
Just like having "knuckleball" listed on the player's card for aesthetic reasons doesn't make a pitcher a "true knuckleballer".
The programmers created pitches so that we could use them as a substitute for saying "P1, P2, etc." There's no other reason to do it.
So, if a guy has only a knuckleball, why wouldn't he be a knuckleballer? It doesn't mean that the pitch will move. It isn't relevant to gameplay. But it's a fun little thing to look at for some people
I'm not sure why you (yes, you personally, not the general you) can't differentiate between saying he's a "knuckleballer" and believing that saying that has some independent effect on performance beyond the ratings.