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MLB 08: The Show

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MLB 08: The Show
PITCHING CONTROLS:
X Button
Pitch Type 1
Square Button
Pitch Type 4
Circle Button
Pitch Type 2
Triangle Button
Pitch Type 3
Select Button
Pitcher/Batter Status Window
Pitch Out
Intentional Walk
PITCHING AFTER SET CONTROLS:
Analog Stick
Position Ball in Strike Zone
X Button
Pitch
Square Button
Pickoff to 3rd Base
Circle Button
Pickoff to 1st Base
Triangle Button
Pickoff to 2nd Base
R Button
Step Off Rubber
BATTING CONTROLS:
Analog Stick
Swing Direction in Zone
X Button
Swing. Check Swing (Press, Release).
Square Button
Power Swing (Except in Rookie Mode)
Circle Button
Sacrifice Bunt (Press Early). Drag Bunt (Press Late).
R Button
Pitch History
Select Button
Pitch/Batter Status Window
Guess Pitch Type 1
Guess Pitch Type 2
Guess Pitch Type 3
Guess Pitch Type 4
Guess Pitch Location
Influence Hit Ball Ground
Influence Hit Ball Up
Influence Bunt to 1st
Influence Bunt to 3rd
BEFORE PITCH BASERUNNING CONTROLS:
Analog Stick
Target Baserunner
L Button
Steal All (Hold). Lead Off All (Tap).
R Button
Lead Back All (Tap)
Steal Individual
Lead Off Individual
Tap L Button and use Analog Stick.
Lead Back Individual
AFTER PITCH BASERUNNING CONTROLS:
Analog Stick
Target a Runner
X Button
Home
Square Button
3rd Base
Circle Button
1st Base
Triangle Button
2nd Base
L Button
Advance All Runners
R Button
Return All Runners
Advance/Return Individual Runner
Stop Runner
CLASSIC BASERUNNING CONTROLS:
First to Second
First to Third
First to Home
Second to Third
Second to Home
Third to Home
BASERUNNING CONTROLS (ROAD TO THE SHOW-SPECIFIC):
L Button
Step Back/Dive Back. Retreat.
R Button
Step Off (Tap). Steal (Hold). Advance.
Stop
DEFENSIVE FIELDING WITHOUT BALL CONTROLS:
Directional Button
Move Player
Analog Stick
Move Player
L Button
Switch to Closest Player
R Button
Jump. Dive.
DEFENSIVE FIELDING WITH BALL CONTROLS:
Directional Button
Move Player
Analog Stick
Move Player
X Button
Throw Home
Square Button
Throw to 3rd
Circle Button
Throw to 1st
Triangle Button
Throw to 2nd
L Button
Throw to Cutoff Man
R Button
Dive With Ball