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Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:10 pm

I love the MLB Gameday. It's almost like watching a real game. They usually have pitch f/x on and I want to know what BRK and PFX mean. I'm guessin BRK is the lateral movement but what the heck is PFX? Vertical movement?
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Re: pitch f/x on mlb.com

Postby Zhangman1 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:24 pm

The "Pitch-f/x" value is currently defined as the measurement of the distance between the location of the actual pitch thrown over the plate, and the calculated location of a ball thrown by the pitcher in the same way, with no spin; this is the value we provided in Enhanced Gameday last season as "Break". The new Break value, which we feel is more appropriate for the common understanding of the term, is defined as the measurement of the greatest distance between the trajectory of the pitch at any point between the release point and the front of home plate, and the straight line path from the release point and the front of home plate. By this definition, a Barry Zito curveball will have a much greater Break value than a Brad Penny fastball.

(By the way, the "camera control" in the 3D batter area allows you to view each pitch from any of six different viewpoints, so you can see the trajectory and location of each pitch from multiple angles.)


I have no idea what that really means though...i got it off google
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Re: pitch f/x on mlb.com

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:53 pm

Thanks... That would make sense.

I don't get the difference camera angle.
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Re: pitch f/x on mlb.com

Postby tmlfan4ever » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:05 pm

This feature alone makes it so easy to follow the game without actually watching it.

You know very well how the pitcher is throwing, velocity, command, mixing up his pitches etc. It blows away any other "gameday" feature from NFL, NHL or NBA.
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Re: pitch f/x on mlb.com

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:10 pm

tmlfan4ever wrote:This feature alone makes it so easy to follow the game without actually watching it.

You know very well how the pitcher is throwing, velocity, command, mixing up his pitches etc. It blows away any other "gameday" feature from NFL, NHL or NBA.


It's one of very few features that TV or live games cannot offer.
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Re: pitch f/x on mlb.com

Postby Rotundor » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:59 pm

unfortunately they took away the strike zone so you can't criticize the ump anymore. yeah, yeah, different batters have different strikezones but still...
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