Sony (unknowingly) picked the most ideal time imaginable to release MLB The Show 20 for the Playstation 4. People are staying home amid the coronavirus outbreak, and there are no sports to watch with league cancellations and suspensions everywhere. Major League Baseball, for example, announced that they won’t start for at least two weeks into the regular season, and most people around baseball think the season won’t start until May at the earliest.
So, fans can get their sports/baseball fix by playing MLB The Show 20, which had an early access launch on Friday (the official release date for the game is Tuesday, March 17). And many folks have already taken advantage of the opportunity to throw at Houston Astros batters, following the well-documented sign-stealing scandal that led to Houston being heckled, booed, and mocked throughout spring training.
Here are some examples of people hitting Houston batters with pitches:
Corona cant save you @astros #PS4sharehttps://t.co/H7MUzWtJxF pic.twitter.com/7wy9tCgiD7
— Tony X (@soIoucity) March 13, 2020
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Kershaw drilling Jose Altuve pic.twitter.com/HJoUFCfb9v
— Dodgers Talk (@LaDodgersTalk) March 14, 2020
One of the first things I did in MLB The Show 20!@barstoolsports @astros @MLBTheShow pic.twitter.com/WuYIzZ4HoV
— That Dude Brett (@ThatDudeBrettYT) March 13, 2020
First pitch in The Show 20 pic.twitter.com/U78qnSf3ec
— SilverFox1138 (@SilverFox_1138) March 13, 2020
The new @MLBTheShow came out two hours ago and people are already hitting the Astros pic.twitter.com/0sl3cWIKLd
— 2020 Astros Shame Tour (@AsteriskTour) March 13, 2020
The pitcher will be ejected after hitting three batters in MLB The Show 20, as many gamers facing the Astros will likely find out quickly.