In all honesty, the overall look and feel of MLB The Show hasn't changed a huge amount over the years, but Sony has nevertheless managed to layer in a number of useful tweaks. The ability to lock on to a single hitter or pitcher, for instance, makes games go much more quickly. Likewise, the sometimes-maligned Quick Counts, which drop you into the middle of an established count, help the pacing considerably.
More recently, the bulk of Sony San Diego's attention has gone to Buy MLB18 Stubs building out Diamond Dynasty, the game's Ultimate Team mode, making it significantly more enjoyable. But for Sony San Diego, improvement has long come in degrees, with little tweaks here and graphical upgrades there. Still, the overall experience has been consistently strong, pleasing even the staunchest of baseball purists.