Do you hate yourself?
Nah, I don't hate myself but I like a challenge. I've also been playing The Show for a few good years now. With the timing window for hitting increased, it makes HOF a bit easier. Also, all the added crap (Strike Zone, Hot/Cold Zone) make it harder to pick the ball up out of the pitchers hand.
When I used guess pitch (especially online) I found myself just picking one part of the zone over and over again and I was usually right. By being right, I would convince myself that it was always going to be hittable and wound up striking out much more than usual. I'd rather just be patient and force them to pitch to me. Getting in a couple of 2-0 and 3-0 counts in the beginning of the game really disorients my opponent and then they start trying to paint corners and wind up missing and I make them pay. Yea, the extra inning games (i've had 2 out of 4 go extra innings) can be tiresome, but it's also very exciting.
My first extra inning game went 16 innings and I won 1-0 on a sacrifice fly.
My 2nd extra inning game was insane. I was down 2-0 until the 6th, and hit a two run bomb with BJ Upton. 8th inning my opponent blasts a mistake pitch with Josh Hamilton to go up 3-2. Bottom 9, I string together a couple of base hits and then hit a gapper to to tie it up at 3. Fast Forward a few innings, he would put up runs, and then i would put up some more. 15th inning, he gets a run, and I lose the game leaving a runner on 3rd. I think the final score was 6-5.