Kind of late to the party, but these 08 baseball games stink. Absolutely stink. I graduated past MVP:PC last year with MLB2K7 (on classic controls) which I liked but 2K8 is no good. The controls seem the same once you adjust it right, but the game doesn't feel the same and it's not as fun. It's really disappointing, it took so many years for a console baseball game to be great like MVP and then a few more years for a game to come near to that and now it seems like it's taken another step backward.
I really don't the pro control stuff. The analog sticks do not make me feel like I'm swinging a bat or a golf club. I'll buy a Wii if I don't want to push buttons.