Road to the show on any level is too hard(even rookie.) 1st off when you start, the picthing is too random and when you finally do guess the right pitch, you will most likely pop out because you either swung too early or too late. Homeruns are few and far in between(for instance, in MLB'08 I hit 94 homers in my first year as compared to 18 in MLB'09-that's my first year playing not just called up to the majors)
The fielding isn't user friendly, when you try and line up a double play or field a ball sometimes your player will freeze up causing the batter to beat out the throw. Lastly the baserunning is the worst I have ever seen, This new control isystems horrible and everytime you round a base your player has a hitch in his step to where he stops or slows down dramatically to turn your would be double into a single.
MLB 09' The Show for PS2 is not a game to consider buying. The graphics aren't very good, the controls are confusing, and there are not enough features. I have played this game for PSP, and it is way better. It is easier and there are more features, making more enjoyable for PSP,