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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
Triangle Button
Pitch Type 3
Circle Button
Pitch Type 2
L2 Button
Quick Menu
R1 Button
Pitch Type 5
Select Button
Pitcher/Batter Status Window
Pitch Out
Intentional Walk
PITCHING AFTER SET CONTROLS:
Left Analog Stick
Position Ball in Strike Zone
X Button
Pitch
Square Button
Pickoff to 3rd Base
Triangle Button
Pickoff to 2nd Base
Circle Button
Pickoff to 1st Base
R1 Button
Step Off Rubber
BATTING CONTROLS:
Left Analog Stick
Swing Direction in Zone
Right Analog Stick
Influence Hit Ball. Control Batter's Eye Camera.
X Button
Swing. Check Swing (Press, Release).
Square Button
Power Swing (Except Rookie Mode). Check Swing (Press, Release).
Circle Button
Sacrifice Bunt (Press Early). Drag Bunt (Press Late).
L3 Button
Activate Swing Analysis
R2 Button
Pitch History
R3 Button
Activate/Deactivate Batter's Eye Camera
Select Button
Pitch/Batter Status Window
Guess Pitch Type 1
Guess Pitch Type 2
Guess Pitch Type 3
Guess Pitch Type 4
Guess Pitch Type 5
Guess Pitch Location
BEFORE PITCH BASERUNNING CONTROLS:
X Button
Home Base
Square Button
3rd Base
Triangle Button
2nd Base
Circle Button
1st Base
L1 Button
Lead Off All Runners
L2 Button
All Runners Steal
R1 Button
Return All Runners
Steal Individual Base
Steal Early
Lead Off Individual Runner
Return Individual Runner
AFTER PITCH BASERUNNING CONTROLS:
Left Analog Stick
Target Runner
L1 Button
Advance All Runners
R1 Button
Return All Runners
R2 Button
Stop Runner
Advance/Return Individual Runner
AFTER PITCH CLASSIC BASERUNNING CONTROLS:
L1 Button
Advance All
L2 Button
Stop Runner
R1 Button
Return All
Advance/Return Runner
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):
L1 Button
Step Back. Retreat.
L2 Button
Stop
R1 Button
Step Off. Advance.
R2 Button
Steal
SLIDING CONTROLS:
Right Analog Stick
Up = Head First, Straight. Head Slide Into First. Left = Feet First, Hook Left. Right = Feet First, Hook Right. Down = Feet First, Straight. Collision With Catcher. Run Past Home Plate. Break Up Double Play.
Head First, Hook Left
Head First, Hook Right
Feet First, Hook Left
Feet First, Hook Right
DEFENSIVE FIELDER WITHOUT BALL CONTROLS:
Directional Button
Move Player
Left Analog Stick
Move Player
Right Analog Stick
Up = Jump. Down = Dive.
L2 Button
Switch to Closest Player
R1 Button
Jump
R2 Button
Dive
DEFENSIVE FIELDER WITH BALL CONTROLS:
Directional Button
Move Player
Left Analog Stick
Move Player
X Button
Throw to Home
Square Button
Throw to 3rd Base
Triangle Button
Throw to 2nd Base
Circle Button
Throw to 1st Base
L1 Button
Throw to Cutoff Man
R2 Button
Dive With Ball